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Shocking: Abronye Drags Akufo-Addo Gov’t To Court Over Salaries For First And Second Lady

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The Bono Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwame Baffoe Abronye, popularly known as Abronye DC, has filed a court action over the emoluments said to have been approved by Parliament for spouses of the President and the Vice President.

In the application filed at the Supreme Court on Thursday, July 8, 2021, and sighted by Citi News, Abronye DC prayed the apex court to rule that the Presidential Spouse Emoluments is null and void.

Abronye DC insisted that the First and the Second Ladies do not fall under Article 71 officer holders, hence the committee set up to determine salaries and gratuities for Article 71 office holders erred in its recommendation.

“A declaration that the approval by Parliament to pay salaries to the First and Second Ladies is inconsistent with Article 71 clauses 1 and 2 of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana and consequently be declared null, void, and unenforceable.”

“A declaration that, per article 71 (1) and (2), the position of the First and Second Ladies of Ghana do not fall under the category of public officeholders.”

Mr. Abronye also contended that the Emoluments Committee exceeded its mandate by making recommendations for emoluments for presidential spouses and that the committee was only limited to determining “salaries and other benefits and privileges of only public officeholders.”

By this action, Abronye DC is invoking the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to interpret Article 71 of the 1992 Constitution.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the South Dayi constituency, Rockson Dafeamakpor and his counterpart for Builsa South, Clement Apaak have also jointly filed a similar action at the Supreme Court.

They want the court to declare that the Professor Ntiamoah-Baidu Committee tasked to make recommendations in respect of salaries and allowances payable to Article 71 officeholders exceeded its mandate by making recommendations for emoluments to be extended to the spouses of the president and the vice president.

They thus want the court to stop the government from making any payment to the spouses of the president and vice president.

“It is instructive to point out that we find the attempt to institutionalize the payment of salaries to the spouses of the President and the Vice President as an attack on the constitution of the country.”

“The provisions of article 71 of the 1992 Constitution is elaborate and unambiguous by listing the public officials bound to draw their salaries from the Consolidated Fund.”

Source: CitiNewsRoom

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Is The Fight Against LGBTQI Going To Solve All Our Problems? – Gabby Questions Sam George’s Strong Advocacy

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Leading member of the NPP, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko has questioned the essence of the strong advocacy against LGBTQI to the overall development of the Country.

The phenomenon of LGBTQI has gained massive attention once again after a Private Members Bill by some parliamentarians including MP for Ningo Prampram, Sam George was laid before parliament.

The said bill seeks to criminalize the practice of homosexuality in its entirety as well as the advocacy of the phenomenon.

Ningo Prampram MP, Sam George has defended the bill extensively on social media, and has insisted that the bill will definitely be passed, even though there has been fierce opposition from sections of the Ghanaian public.

One of such critics is the cousin of President Akufo-Addo, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, who appears definitely unimpressed with the aggressive effort against the LGBTQI community.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Why Don’t You Legalize Polygamy? – Sam George Clashes With UK MP Over LGBTQI

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MP for Ningo Prampram, Sam George has clashed with a UK MP over the LGBTQI brouhaha.

Sam George has been trending on Twitter following a spirited Defense he has mounted for the anti-LGBTQI bill which is currently before Parliament.

However, many Ghanaians including some celebrities have lambasted the MP, describing his strong advocacy as backward.

As the back and forth continued yesterday, a UK MP, Seb Dance also chastised Sam George for what he termed as colonial legacies.

Mr Dance wrote, “What an appalling way to treat your fellow human beings. I hope you come to your senses and reconsider rather than build on backward, colonial legacies that have damaged and limited the lives of so many. Where is the love?”

In his response, Sam George wrote, “Mr George in response said: “I would be glad when you and your fellow MEPs come to your senses and legalise polygamy. Can you show me the science or common sense behind your criminalisation of polygamy? You may think yourselves so wise but the joke is on you mate. The love is in the common sense”.

Sam George insists that the bill will be passed into law.

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Twitter Warns Sam George After LGBTQI Supporters Reported Him Over His Agenda Against Gays

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Twitter Germany has issued a warning to MP for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, advising him that they have initiated investigations into a post he made on the platform.

This was after a Twitter user based in Germany reported him following several posts he has made on the platform denouncing LGBTQI and supporting the Anti-LGBTQI law currently before Parliament.

Sam George has come under massive criticism from the LGBTQI community and their associates following his staunch anti-LGBTQI stance.

The MP, however, insists that he is ready for whatever onslaught and will never back down on his decision to support what he terms as proper sexual life.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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