Reasons Minority MPs Betrayed Ghanaians To Approve More Ministers

Reasons Minority MPs Betrayed Ghanaians To Approve More Ministers

Incredible indeed. Parliament was able to approve more ministers for the bloated existing government. Interestingly, the majority MPs did not have to struggle their way through the passing of the extra Minister’s for the government. Apparently, the seemingly worried demeanor of the majority in parliament was just a camouflage to brainwash Ghanaians that their concubines in the minority are doing a yooman’s job. Despite the haggling of each other in parliament over two days with respect to the decision on new ministers that were vetted, everything has come to naught. Our editorial has therefore tried to uncover the decision that ended in the votes that the new ministers got.

Speaker of parliament announced results

Announcing the results, Speaker Bagbin said “Honourable Members, at long last collation of votes has ended.

“The register of 275 eligible voters, 3 voters were absent so 272 did exercise their franchise. The results of the voting are as follows; Honorable KT Hammond 154 Yes, 116 Nos, rejected 1, Bryan Acheampong, 167 Yes, 98 Nos, rejected 4, abstention 3. Stephen Asamoah Boateng 147 Yes, 122 Nos, 3 abstentions. Mohammed Amin Adams 152 Yes, 117 Nos, rejected 1, abstentions 2. Osei Bonsu Amoah 149 Yes, 120 Nos, abstentions 3, Stephen Amoah 146 yes, 123 nos, 3 absentions.”

“The House has accordingly approved the nominations of the following persons as ministers and a deputy minister in accordance with 79(1) of the constitution.”

Editorial reasons NDC MPs helped approve more MPS

Clearly, all the nominee Ministers got more votes than the number of the number of majority MPs present in Parliament. The results are clearly due to three reasons from our perspective.

1. Show of power block within the National Democratic Congress party: Not too long ago, the leadership of the minority MPs were demoted against the wishes of the loyal friends and colleagues of the former minority MPs. To compound the issue, the leadership of the NDC party issued a directive to the minority MPs to reject the new ministers. Our team believes that as a show of a power block within the NDC party, the loyal colleagues of the former minority MPs could send a signal to the party, which instigated the overthrow of the former minority leaders, that they are still a force to reckon with.

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2. To disproof corruption allegations: it must be noted that the former minority leaders were usually accused of taking bribes from the government’s team to help the government sail through controversial positions that did not favour the opposition party. An accusation they usually deny as many times as they are accused. Interestingly, the current decisions in parliament are the first major controversial decisions to be taken under the new leadership of the NDC party. It can be argued that loyal colleagues of the former minority leaders voted against the party’s position to prove the point that the new minority leaders are not so different from them. That is, the new leaders should also be accused of taking bribes from the government or the new minority leaders could not do better than the former leaders in terms of blocking certain key government decisions.

3. Finally, it could as well be said that the bruhaha in parliament over the voting for the new Ministers is just similar to the attitude of political party delegates during party primaries in Ghana. The theory is that, the more the leading candidate is unsure of his election, the more they pay bribes to the delegates. In other words, maybe money has changed hands, which could even be behind the leadership of the minority.

The truth is that the manhunt for the minority MPs who betrayed the party will not stop till the current generation expires.

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