Minority walks out of parliament during deliberations

Minority walks out of parliament during deliberations

On Tuesday night during discussions on a recommendation to amend Act 936 of the Local Governance Act, the minority in parliament stormed out.

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According to them, this proposed amendment is part of another attempt by the Akufo-Addo administration to politicize local governance.

Minority walks out of parliament

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According to a Class FM report, the Minority contend that the government wants to amend the Local Governance Act 936, which will give the president the powers; to sack all members of the various District, Municipal and Metro Assemblies.

They further stated that the Act was implemented about two months ago and the previous administration had no qualms with sections of the Act that state the President can only revoke the appointment of members of the Assembly on the following conditions;

(a) Upon the recommendation of three-fourths of the members of the District Assembly on grounds that a member has (I) systematically neglected the duties of an appointed member of the District Assembly; or (ii) committed acts incompatible with the office as a member of the district assembly for which sufficient evidence is available;

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Or (b) upon a complaint made of wrongdoing or improper conduct established to be true after investigation by an Ad Hoc committee of the District Assembly.

The Minority believe that if Act is amended, the President will have even more power at the local government level, and could therefore take decisions as and when he pleased.

To express their displeasure and protest against the proposed amendment, they walked out of the House during the discussions.

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Minority walks out of parliament

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