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Video: NDC Has Proven To Be A 'Useless' Minority-FixTheCountry Movement

Saturday, 27th November 2022

The youth activist group, #FixTheCountry movement decended heavily on the opposition NDC yesterday. Members of the group were at parliament house yesterday to protest against the approval of the 2022 budget and financial policy.

But contrary to what had been agreed between the protesters and the police the protesters were prevented from accessing the premises of parliament. The youth had been assured by the police that if their number was not more than 500, they will be allowed entry to parliament. But this changed when they got to parliament house as heavily armed police officers physically blocked the protesters.

While engaging with the media outside parliament house, the protesters explained why they decided to stage a protesters.

According to them, the mobile money transactions tax was their main reason for protesting against the budget. They believe if they keep quiet, parliament will go ahead to approve the budget in its current form and it will affect the ordinary Ghanaian on the street. They said they couldn't trust the NDC to reject the budget without their voices.

"The NDC has proven to be either a useless or compromised minority. Anything NPP brings, they approve. Any incompetent person NPP brought, they have approved. It is sometimes mind boggling. How can you do this as an opposition party? What did we give them the numbers for?", one of the protesters fumed.

In a related development, the 2022 budget was rejected by parliament later yesterday. With a one sided house comprising of only the NDC MPs, the speaker put up the question for approval of the budget.

"As many as those in support of the approval of the budget say I", he said but there was a dead silence response. "For as many of you against the budget say no", this attracted a loud response.

Eventually the Speaker ruled. "Hon. Members, clearly the 'no' had it. The budget is defeated.

The NPP has since being shocked to the bone by the ruling. They are running helter skelter seeking solace from where there is none. As anticipated, the party through the information minister has hinted that it will be heading to the supreme court for interpretation of article 104 of the 1992

The said provision reads, "(1) Except as otherwise provided in this Constitution, matters in Parliament shall be determined by the votes of the majority of members present and voting, with at least half of all the members of Parliament present."

Watch the first minute of the video in the attached link

Do you agree that the NDC is a useless minority? The young men made this comment before the budget was approved. Do they now trust the NDC as they stood their grounds to reject the budget? Use the comments to express yourself.


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