Gov't Faces Imminent Shutdown As Minority Boycotts 2016 Budget Debate

Gov't Faces Imminent Shutdown As Minority Boycotts 2016 Budget Debate

Government faces an imminent shut down as minority members of parliament boycotted today's parliamentary approval of the 2016 budget - a move critics have described as a brute display of Minority power.

It remains unclear why members of parliament under the main opposition New Patriotic Party boycotted sittings but it remains clear their reason could be due to comments made by President John Dramani Mahama that the minority MPs were sleeping on the job.

Meanwhile, former Deputy Majority Chief Whip, Sampson Ahi has condemned the actions by the minority MPs. Speaking with Citi FM in Accra, he explained the move by the opposition party is to sabotage the work of both Parliament and the administration of President John Dramani Mahama.

Deputy Minority Leader, Dominic Nitiwul on the other hand has rubbished claims of sabotage stating the move by the minority MPs was in protest of the maladministration of President John Mahama.

It’s not paying back. MPs are not kids. Nobody can force an MP to do what he doesn’t want to do. I’m saying that minority MPs are very hurt and it tells. It’s telling, very telling. And I have always said that if something is not done the majority may have to look for 140 MPs to be present every day and you know that’s not possible,” Dominic Nitiwul added.

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