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A non-partisan association, Citizen Ghana Movement, on Thursday advised Members of Parliament to focus more on national affairs, than affairs of disrespect of the house.
During a press meeting in Accra, a member of the Movement, Ms Kathleen Addy stated Ghana is dealing with many confronts such as electricity, water, roads, and other basic needs, which required instant concentration.
She said it would, thus, be a mislaid precedence for Parliament to pay no attention to those serious concerns of national importance and be focussed on remarks given by some members of the public and which is considered to be disdainful.
Presently, the Ghana Medical Association has announced a strike; there is unpredictable power and water supply as well as the lack of basic social facilities and it is very important that Parliament goes to find a permanent solution to these evils, rather than using valuable time to pursue people deemed to have made disdainful declarations, she said.
She deprived of that the Movement is cheering people to affront Parliament, saying that, it rather wished to see the grand house focusing more on affairs of national progress and providing a permanent solution to the different issues.
It is very troubling now to see a regular effort by Parliament to re-introduce terror in the body politic of this state that would shrink the citizenry into stillness on national awareness. The motivation behind the revoke of the criminal libel law is similarly good to warrant an amendment of the constitution to take away the parliamentary stipulation in the constitution (Article 22) over and above those in the Parliament Act 1965 (Act 300), she said.
She backed up the people to place best on the freedom of thought, speech and expression to oppose any coercion and conduct planned apparently to restrict democratic freedom.
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