RT. Hon. Alban SK Bagbin, the Speaker of the 8th of Parliament of Ghana have declared that he will wholeheartedly discharge his duties in the country without fear or favour.
However, Alban Bagbin addressing the House on the 16thbof Development 2021 indicated that, it is not his intention to frustrate government business in the country but he is only discharging his duties of which he was elected into doing and for the good interest of the Ghanaian citizens as well.
He further declares that he as the speaker will not compromise on serving the good interest of Ghanaians further adding that he will not serve as an errand boy for the Executive Arms of Government.
“Let me reiterate my solemn pledge to the people of Ghana, which I canvassed in my first formal communication to this House, that, I will not superintend over a Parliament to frustrate government business, but, I will equally not preside over a weak House or be tagged as an errand boy of the Executive arm of government”, he said.
Furthermore, Alban Bagbin continued that, the House is fully focused on its mandate and for that matter will do so without any fear or favour in ensuring the best interest of the people.
He, therefore, admonished Members of Parliament to ensure democracy in the country by continuing to strengthen their channels of communication in the country, foster their dialogue and encourage broader stakeholder consultation.
Meanwhile, the Minority Caucus of the House has again reiterated their stance against the E-Levy to have it rejected from the government.
They further defended that the 1.75 per cent E-Levy will magnetise many suffering and hardships for the Ghanaian citizens hence they will use all means possible to kick against it in Parliament.
“It is true that we engaged. We were part of the engagement, but at that engagement, regrettably and unfortunately, on the matter of e-levy we could not have agreement and consensus”, Haruna Iddrisu indicated.
The Minority further motioned that, the E-Levy will jeopardise the government Digitalisation agenda which is aimed at growing a digital economy in the state.
SOURCE: Citinewsroom News