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Woyo 2 PaC, and NDP Protagonists. Critical News, 16th September 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 16, 2012

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

We finally did what Ghana does best when we are in dire straits.  We deflected the intervention to the Clergy and a “Collective National Consciousness” to resolve a looming constitutional crisis with religious persuasion.  After the TUC, CDD, GII and others including former Finance Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo added their pleas, the Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan, chose to stay with the law.  “District-Four-Five” has dragged Parliamentarians to work during their break, with complaints from many of them that there really is no work to do.  This week, we lost a couple of days because papers for discussion were not ready and therefore no business could be traded.  Then again we had no quorum in the house and Parliament failed to sit.   The NPP minority claim the only reason Parliament is back is for CI78 to mature.  The NDC say there is other business, yet when Parliament was recalled, I distinctly heard the Government side say it was to ensure that the CI78 would get the mandatory 21 days sitting.  This week, I have had it up to my chin about this 45 districts matter.  The Supreme Court has set Wednesday 19 September to hear the interlocutory injunction to stop Parliament from discussing CI78.  There are several other cases piling up on the same and related matter and the Supreme Court has to rise to the level of conscious urgency we require.  This is not the time to stay within a strict holiday regime. Read the rest of this entry »

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