Majority Group Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu’s desperate efforts to blackmail and throw mud at Speaker Bagbin is most pathetic and must be roundly condemned.
If President Akufo-Addo could increase his allocation to the Office of Government Machinery from *GHS2.5billion to GHS3.1billion* and at the same time raise his Contingency Vote from *GHS186.8million to GHS933million (a staggering 431.5% increase)*; what is wrong if the head of the legislature demands that the organ he leads be accorded its fair share?
Rt. Hon. Speaker Bagbin has long advocated publicly for equitable resources to strengthen the legislature and the judiciary.
He has consistently argued that allocating at least 2% of GDP for the other two arms of government will make our democracy healthier as there can be real checks and balances to deliver on the legitimate expectations of the Ghanaian people.
Government should stop these spurious attempts at looking for scapegoats to blame for its well-deserved disastrous inability to railroad obnoxious policies such as the E-Levy, and rather pull the brakes by listening to the overwhelming majority of Ghanaians — for the voice of the people is certainly the voice of God (Vox Populi, Vox Dei).
By Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwah