November 27, 2023

The Minority Leader, Dr Cassiel Ato Baah Forson has expressed worry over the intention of government to introduce export and import (restrictions on Importation of selected strategic products) regulations, 2023 bill.

According to him the introduction of this Bill would create injustice against importers who are not on the side of government by denying them the license to import, especially where a committee is to be set up by the Minister at the Trade and Industry Ministry to interview and grant permits.

Dr. Ato used the opportunity to call on government to reconsider its decision on the new L.I since it wouldn’t serve any better purpose to Ghanaians at a media briefing with members of the parliamentary press Corps (PPC).

He hinted that the Minority would not do anything to stop government from introducing the bill since the constitution mandates it.

Again if this Legislative Instrument goes through, Ghanaians should blame the president and vice president directly and it is not a parliament matter. If you look at the constitution it’s the president who can withdraw it, he said.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/