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Ghana: NDC MPs walks out of Parliament over Ameri deal

The Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) have walked out of Parliament in protest over the Speaker’s decision to refer a motion for a rescission of the $510m AMERI power deal to the Mines and Energy Committee for consideration without allowing deliberation on the matter 

The NDC MPs who described the actions by the speaker as unfair filed out of the chamber in anger and frustration.

Haruna Iddrissu had challenged the motion on the rescission of the AMERI deal. He said no where in the Standing Orders are motions referred straight to a committee without debating it.

KT Hammond had early on moved the motion for the rescission of the AMERI deal which was seconded by the deputy Majority leader Adwoa Safo.

The Minority Leader’s move to stop the motion was over-ruled by the Speaker. Effectively, the motion was moved and seconded without debate, something the Minority members were not happy about.

Moments after walking out, the Minority addressed two press conferences addressed by the Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak and the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu.

More soon…….

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