Parliament denies passing CI to make Ghana card sole registration document
The Director of Public Affairs of Ghana’s Parliament has debunked a publication the House deems false about the passage of a CI to make the Ghana Card the sole document for registration in the country.
Kate Addo, has in a response to the said publication in the Ghanaian Times newspaper stated that, the allegations are unfounded.
According to her, “the exercise Parliament undertook on Thursday, 23rd February, 2023, was to hold pre-presentation discussions on the CI, to collect input from relevant sources for the drafting of the Constitutional Instrument (CI).”
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It added however, that, it does not even lie with Parliament to pass CIs since they automatically come into force when laid before the House after 21 days.
It has therefore admonished media outlets to be circumspect in their reportage relating to the House to avoid similar occurrences in the future.
Find below the full statement:
ATTN: ALL EDITORS, IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RE: PARLIAMENT ADOPTS CI TO MAKE GHANA CARD SOLE REGISTRATION DOCUMENT
The attention of Parliament Ghana has been drawn to a report in the Ghanaian Times alleging that Parliament has passed a Constitutional Instrument (CI) to adopt the Ghana Card as the sole registration document.
Parliament states categorically that it has not passed any such Instrument. In any case, Parliament does not pass Constitutional Instruments.
They only come into force with the effluxion of time; that is, after twenty-one (21) days of the Instrument being laid in the House.
The exercise Parliament undertook on Thursday, 23rd February, 2023, was to hold pre-presentation discussions on the CI, to collect input from relevant sources for the drafting of the Constitutional Instrument (CI).
Parliament urges all media personnel to endeavor to be accurate in their reportage and to contact the relevant authorities and officers in case of ambiguity or for further clarification on issues concerning or emanating from the House.
KATE ADDO, APR
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS
By Felix Anim-Appau|Onuaonline.com