Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseni has lashed out at government for presenting before Parliament the imposition of restrictions bill which he describe as a dangerous bill.
He said “the bill in its current form is a loaded gun seeking to constitute the President, Nana Akuffo Addo into a dictator”.
The Attorney General on Wednesday laid the Bill in Parliament under a certificate of urgency to give legal backing on the restrictions on persons in the event of a disaster, emergency or similar circumstances like the novel corona virus pandemic to ensure public safety.
The emergency legislation was brought to Parliament in accordance with Article 21 (4) (c) and (d) of the Constitution.
But speaking on the Diamond power drive, Inusah Fuseni posited that “the bill is an attempt to take away the powers of Parliament and give same to the President which he could use for other purposes rather than fighting the novel corona virus”.
He added that “it is no bill that will deal with Coronavirus, but a bill that appears to be in consonance with a script from the New Patriotic Party on how they want to govern this country”, hence the Tamale Central MP, wants Ghanaians to resist the bill.
Inusah Fuseini who is also the ranking member on the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee of Parliament also questioned why the bill does make reference to corona virus?
He argued that, the bill failed a constitutional test provided in article 106 of the Constitution which requires the accompanying memorandum of a bill to identify a gap that the bill seeks to address.
He said the public health act, passed in 2012 is a comprehensive legislation that is enough to deal with public safety and public health to the generality of Ghanaians and there is no need to pass the current imposition of restrictions bill as presented by the Attorney General on Wednesday.
Source: Edward A. Ken-Zorre | www.daimondfmonline.com | Ghana