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Alban Bagbin ‘Forced’ To Leave Parliament Due To Delays In Commencing Sitting

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The Speaker of parliament, Alban Bagbin, left the House on Friday following a long delay in the commencement of proceedings.

This happened after the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, hinted that the controversial electronic transaction levy will be laid before the house tonight.

As at 5:00pm, sitting which was supposed to commence at 10.00 am was yet to commence.


Citi News’ Duke Mensah Opoku said the Speaker was seen exiting the house in his vehicle after 5:00pm.

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Earlier today [Friday], the Minority re-iterated its position not to support the imposition of the electronic transaction levy in any form.

The leadership of the Minority thus rejected a fresh position from government to reduce rate of the levy to 1.5 percent from the initial 1.75%.



The reduction is informed by a decision to factor into the rate, a concession from the Telcos to reduce their 1 percent charge by 0.25 percent.

The delay in starting the main businesses of the day became a major source of concern for the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, who questioned the Majority Leader over the delay in commencing sitting.

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“It is already 18 minutes past 5:00pm. The House was adjourned to 10:00am today, and we’ve been waiting for over 7 hours. Can the Majority Leader give us a specific timeline the government side expects to conclude the negotiations or engagements that are going on because it has been difficult to plan for other activities” he quizzed.
























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