November 7, 2018
The Minority in Parliament are demanding that recommendations made in the Justice Brobbey commission be made public to Ghanaians.

According to the Minority Leader Haruna who address the media, they are not against creation of new regions since their party manifesto in 2016 supported the creation.

He pointed out that it has been five months since the commission submitted its report to government, on creation of new regions, it has been “shrouded in so much secrecy that Parliament has been denied access”, he lamented.

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu noted that the constitutional instrument for the conduct of the referendum leading to the creation of the new regions has been laid to mature in twenty-one sitting days.

Again President Nana Akufo-Addo under Article 5(4) of the constitution provides that where there the commission inquiry finds that there is a need and demand for merger or alteration, it shall recommend to the President. A referendum would be held specifying issues to be determine where the referendum would be held.

The Minority Leader demanded and urged President Akufo-Addo to keep faith with his promise of transparent and accountable governance.

“We demand full disclosure in the interest of the public and the report should not be the exclusive of few, It should be open to Ghanaians for us to gain insight into the thinking of the commission and the constitutionality of the recommendations”, he said in his media address.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/