The minority leader of Parliament has hit back at Akufo-Addo following his go to court comments over the burning of excavators. The president during the sod cutting for the phase one of the Village School for the Ghana School of Law noted that those who find it illegal to burn excavators should go to court.
The minority leader responding to this noted that the president is denying the people the "right to own a property" as insinuated in the Constitution. According to Haruna Iddrisu, the fundamental laws of the land does not give power to any president to burn excavators. He reminded the president that his powers are under the Constitution so he should not breach them and tell the victims to go to court.
"The Constitution has not clothed any President with powers to burn excavators [and] the President is accordingly reminded that his powers under the constitution are subject to the laws of Ghana and subject to respecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of Ghanaians including the right of any Ghanaian to own an excavator [which falls under] the right to ownership,” he said.
He noted further that if the president cannot find the owners of the excavators, he should go to the port to find out because that's where they came from.
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