Haruna Iddrisu: Minority Leader Accuses Parliament Of Contributing To Current Economic Crisis

Haruna Iddrisu: Minority Leader Accuses Parliament Of Contributing To Current Economic Crisis

  • The minority leader has accused parliament of contributing to the current economic crisis
  • Haruna Iddrisu says the house failed to exercise its oversight responsibility of the Akufo-Addo-led government properly
  • He also added that parliament had become a rubber stamp for the executive without proper scrutiny of government policies

The minority in parliament says the house deserves to be blamed for the current economic crisis.

According to the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, parliament contributed to Ghana’s current economic crisis by failing to exercise its oversight responsibility.

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has accused Parliament of contributing to the current economic crisis
Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu Image Credit: @yesmeen.tetteh.9

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He says failing to pull the brakes on the Akufo-Addo-led government’s penchant for borrowing has increased the country’s debt stock beyond 100 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product.

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Speaking at a dialogue with the core leadership and selected committees of parliament organised by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, the Tamale South MP said the legislature’s role in defending the interest of the ordinary Ghanaian is eroded.

“Parliament’s role as the defender of the people’s interest is lost. So how did we get here? How come we didn’t anticipate it? It is only parliament that approves the terms and conditions of the loan. So, if we have exceeded 100 per cent of GDP, how did it happen?” he quizzed.

He also added that parliament had become a rubber stamp of the executive without proper scrutiny of government policies.

Muntaka Mubarak: Minority Chief Whip Dismisses Claims NDC MPs Are In Bed With Akufo-Addo Government

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that the Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak has refuted claims that the minority in parliament is in bed with the Akufo-Addo-led government.

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According to him, those accusations are unfounded and hurtful.

This denial comes on the back of the loss of the vote on the motion of censure against the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.

Ofori-Atta: Professor Gyampo Slams Minority For Allowing Finance Minister To Make Them Look Incompetent

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that, Political science professor Ransford Gyampo had slammed what he calls "shallow charges" presented by the Minority as grounds to remove finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta.

The senior political science lecturer at the University of Ghana also said the Minority has the penchant for hyping public expectations of them in their dealings in Parliament.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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Ekow Annan Francis Ekow Annan writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been part of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since August 2022. Ekow has over ten years of experience in news reporting via various multimedia channels, including TV, Radio, and Online. He is an experienced multimedia journalist specialising in telling impactful current affairs, politics and business stories. He holds a BA in Communications (Strategic Communications) from the prestigious African University College of Communications (AUCC).

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