[ 2012-09-15 ]
Mistake-ridden CI 78 risk being withdrawn - Osei Prempeh
The newly laid Constitutional Instrument (CI) 78
is in danger of being thrown out of Parliament,
the Chairman of the Subsidiary Legislation
Committee of Parliament working on the document
Hon Kwame Osei Prempeh said a careful scrutiny of
the document shows it is replete with mistakes and
Two earlier CIs seeking to give legal backing to
create 45 new constituencies in Ghana were
withdrawn from the House after it was discovered
that they were sated with mistakes and omissions.
The Nsuta Kwamang Beposo MP opined that the way
forward is for the new document to be withdrawn.
He said: 'I have looked at it but still it has
challenges. There are some mistakes in it, some
electoral areas are still missing from it and I
find this a little bit disturbing. CI 73 was
withdrawn due to the mistakes in it and now the
mistakes are still there.'
According him, some members have also complained
about the mistakes in the document because 'this
CI is based on LI 1983. The original one which was
laid in the House and corrected was knocked out so
what stands now is the LI 1983 and if we use that
now, there are 166 Assembly men who are not
Assembly men in this country by law. This means
there are 166 electoral areas which will be left
out in the CI 78.'
Mr. Prempeh mentioned that the committee will
submit its report to Parliament based on the
mistakes it encountered in the document, 'but the
final decision lies on the House but if we are
being fair to ourselves, it means that the same
way the CI 73 was withdrawn because of the
mistakes, this one may have to go otherwise it
will create problems.'
Source - Citifmonline
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