The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nsawam Adoagyiri Honourable Frank Annor Dompreh believes that Ghana would not progress if we follow the Minority in Parliament which is the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in their numerous attempt to oppose every project of the ruling party; New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He disclosed this in an interview with Pink FM’s morning show ‘Omanbapa Kasa’ hosted by Kofi Asamoah Aning in relation to the statement made by the MP for Ningo Prampram Honourable Sam George who claimed at a sister station that former President Jerry John Rawlings’ decision to register for the Ghana card was borne out of the fact he had not understood the Minority’s concern.
According to the Honourable Member, there are laws passed in 2007 governing the National Identification Authority ( NIA) which they are going by. He claimed that some foreigners from the border towns registered for the National Health Insurance (NHIS) and even the Voter’s ID is bloated of which some NDC members are aware.
“Political Parties think about elections but we need to think about the progress of the nation.” The form of identification is important all over the world and the argument of the Minority should be how the birth certificate would be easily accessible to the public which the Minority has not presented any amendment to Parliament on it. Mr Dompreh stated.
The MP alleged that the system has to be sanitized and this would take certain motion which would take some difficulties. Though there might be difficulties around the birth certificate, it can be worked on. This same Minority supported the law to be passed, but they are against it now. They should understand that there are laws and procedures for amendment processes in the country.
Mr Dompreh furthered on by saying that before the bill of the NIA which the Minority claims it is huge came out, it was presented to Parliament with the finance committee of which a Minority member MP for Ekumfi constituency Honourable Francis Kingsley Ato Codjoe is represented. The waver was given to the NIA based on a cost. The Minority would be untruthful if they claim they did not know the cost of the project.
The Honourable reiterated that the government negotiated that Ghana is paying 123million and the private entities paying 153million and the total cost spread over fifteen years. According to him, because the NDC could not do it in eight years and the NPP is doing it within two years, they try to oppose them in all developmental projects, right from the free Senior High School, restoration of the teacher training allowance to ‘one district, one factory’.
Source: Minnette Akuamoah/Michael Nabary/pinkfmonlinegh.com