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I Am Very Angry Today - Bernard Mornah Speaks As He "Tackles" House Of Chiefs Over Silence On Budget

The former Chairman of the People's National Convention (PNC) and leader of the group known as Justice For Ghana, Bernard Mornah has said that he is angry at the silence of our traditional leaders on the budget statement presented by the government. He has said that, he wonders how the Regional House of Chiefs have gone mute on the policy recommendations and matters arising from the same budget.

According to Bernard Mornah, he will find it shameful to see our traditional authorities make demands from the government - President or Vice President during visits to their palaces. He posits that the right time has come for the Chiefs to conduct their own analysis of the budget to find out the budgetary allocations that were made to their institutions and its development.

Bernard Mornah made this bold disclosure in an interview today 24th December on Good Morning Africa show on Pan African TV when reacting to the recent impasse in the Chamber over the infamous E-levy tax. Bernard Mornah explains that our Chiefs and traditional leaders have indirect oversight over the government and should therefore explore the opportunity to call for development.

Speaking further, the activist registered his disappointment over the dormancy of the Peace Council, National House of Chiefs, Christian Council and other relevant leaders of the society. He stated that the adverse effects of the controversial E-levy would affect their operations if they fail to share their opinions and recommendations on the budget.

Bernard Mornah was emphatic about the fact that it is the same leaders who would be seen making demands from the government for funds to complete their projects yet they have failed to extensively review the budget. He indicated the leaders and institutions must come together to call for sustainable policies from the government.

He said, "As I am speaking, I'm very angry today. This is because all our leaders have gone mute and they fear to make a statement on the budget. Yet, these same traditional authorities would be seen appealing to government for support. Have they checked to what was allocated for them in the budget? I doubt it because they would have spoken by now."

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