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Newly elected MP for Tano South, Ms Louisa Hannah Bissiw, has reacted to the minority’s move to be present during the 2013 Budget Statement Presentation in Parliament, and posits their decision stems from their conviction that “small chops” would be served after the presentation and the fact that they (NPP MPs) consistently consider the august house as a “children’s park”.
“..We don’t have a children’s park at Parliament House...we used to behave as kids when we were young; but now we are grown ups. When we weren’t in the House, we did what children did but we have been voted into the House to do what Ghanaians expect of us,” she said to the minority.
A statement issued by the Public Relations Unit of The Minister of Finance, stated that the budget is expected to focus on the continuous stabilization of the economy, infrastructure development and accelerating growth that will sustain the confidence in the future of the Ghanaian economy.
Though the minority caucus in parliament has boycotted almost every national event ever since the Electoral Commission of Ghana declared President Mahama president of Ghana, tomorrow’s event will be the first time the NPP MPs, would partake in a discussion under this NDC administration.
Speaking on Okay FM’s "Ade Akye Abia" programme, the former deputy minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, challenged the minority MPs to demonstrate they are “real men” by not attending the event because of their gross disrespect for President Mahama.
“When I see the NPP MPs, I laugh because everything shows that they are non-serious entities. They are more than confused...today we have a president recognized by the whole world and you people(NPP) disrespect him. He has designated one of his ministers to address the house on the 2013 budget and you want to participate in the event? I believe the NPP is now more than confused,” she said.
She called on them to render an unqualified apology to both Ghanaians and president Mahama, for undermining his authority, if they wish to participate in tomorrow’s event.
“If they truly know what shame and feeling remorseful is about, they should render an apology to Ghanaians and the president for their action,” she added.
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