Temper justice with mercy – Annoh-Dompreh begs Minority MPs
The Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh-Drompreh has appealed to the Minority in Parliament to support the new ministers-designate and get them endorsed.
Speaking at a press conference in Accra Tuesday, February 21, 2023, he said almost all the nominees are lawmakers who should be supported by their colleagues.
He explained that there has been a convention in the House that when one gets any privilege of service, all the lawmakers rally behind the person to succeed.
“This is their major decision since coming into leadership, this is the first time more or less they are going to make such a significant decision, that they should tamper justice with mercy.
“That is not the right expression to use in this context because I don’t see the relevance of this but I am just saying that they should just let go, support the nominees, let us pass them.
“Primarily, all these nominees, the Honourable Bryan Acheampong, Honourable KT Hammond, Honourable OB Amoah, Honourable Stephen Amoah, they are all our colleagues and in this house, we have this convention that if one of our own is nominated for a privilege of service we rally around one another to get them endorsed especially in the case that there are no criminal committal of any crime, it will not be injuries if they so decide to support the decision,” the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Member of Parliaments said.
He added that “I have known the arrowhead Dr Ato Forosn so well, and I pray what I am going to say people will not misconstrue it. Ato Forson has been one of the most patriotic members on the other side. I served on the Finance Committee before I had to give way to somebody, this is a man, probably because of his stint at the Finance Ministry he can appreciate well when it comes to revenue matters, when it comes to governance, I just want to appeal to our colleagues that for the sake of our country, we have no other country than this country.
“I am not too experienced and too old in leadership but I have come to realise that the more you defeat your colleague with your numbers, the wider the gap between the two of you becomes. We engage in a fight and you are always beating me, you are always defeating me so you are pushing me to a wall and one day I will strike, however I will strike I don’t care because I have to also win. So it is not just about the numbers, of course, we can get our numbers but I am looking into the future how we can work seamlessly and harmoniously.”
The minority and NDC have threatened to reject all ministerial nominees of the President to force him reduce the government size.
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