July 1, 2020
Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has made a case for the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) that they need adequate funding to function properly.
According to him Commission should have been part of the education against the spread of COVID-19,   but they came in as an afterthought, while they should have been leading public education on the pandemic.

Again, they do not have budget to embark on public education against spoilt ballot papers and the Majority Leader has made a case for them in allocating resources to them.

“The chairperson of the NCCE, how she got to the forum, the vehicle in which she came in, she cannot be proud of it. They were given a vehicle but that was done a few months ago. For the Commissioners at the national and regional level it is nothing we can be proud of”.

On accommodation, he noted the Majority Leader and himself had to engage the higher authority to consider some accommodation, which has been addressed.

He made this remarks at a forum organised by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in Accra that brought together Independent Governance Institutions ahead of this year’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

Touching on the Commission for Human Right and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), he noted that for almost two to three years the required Deputies for the Commission were vacant until recently when they were filled.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com