The Member of Parliament for the Bawku Central Constituency, Mahama Ayariga, has said that the constitution of Ghana is working that's why the first lady and the second lady have returned monies paid to them.
Mahama Ayariga made this statement on 'THE BIG ISSUE' on CITI television yesterday, 17th July 2021, when he gave his opinion on whether it's time to have a relook at the constitution concerning Article 71 officeholders and emoluments.
According to him, he will say the constitution is working. He said the constitution is working, that's why the provision in it that guarantees freedom of speech has enabled us to speak about the issues of emoluments.
"We are speaking, and the Executives feels threaten because they know that there will be an election coming, and the voters will factor it and make decisions to vote for them or not. That is why some people are returning their monies. If the constitution is not working, they won't return the monies, but the system is working. It is for us to activate the various facilities that are provided for us in the constitution."
He added that talking about the first lady and what has been given to them is wrong. They are not Article 71 officeholders, and that is clear. So, it's not the constitution that is at fault here, but it's us.
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