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Over 40,000 Policemen In Ghana With Only 5,000 Bulletproof Vests -Nana Frimpong Ziega Fires IGP And Nana Akufo-Addo [Video]

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The Ghana Police Service (GPS) currently only has 5000 bulletproof vests for its over 40,000 officers, the Minister of Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery shockingly revealed.

The safety of the country’s police officers has become a major topic in the last 24 hours following the attack of a bullion van carrying cash by heavily armed robbers that resulted in the death of one officer and a civilian woman.

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Speaking to TV3 on the matter, Ambrose Dery has admitted that the Ghana Police Service lacks resources although the government is doing its bid to ensure they are provided the necessary tools.

According to the Minister of Interior, the limited bulletproof vests for the service means the GPS is unable to resource officers who are assigned to banks and other institutions.

“We have taken steps to protect our policemen and women when they go on such operations. We provided many bulletproof vests and helmets.

“5000 is not adequate, we are dealing with over 40,000 police officers and for those who have an interest such as banks and financial institutions, we do not think that the limited resources that we have for the protection of the general public should be allocated to that special needs,” Ambrose Dery shared.

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Nana Frimpong Ziega has lamented the issue and has blamed the leadership for the insecurity in the country.

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He quizzed the country has $24million available for the Black Stars but doesn’t have enough money to buy bulletproof vests for these 40,000 policemen.

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Court Issues Bench Warrant For The Arrest Of Francis Sosu

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Court Issues Bench Warrant For The Arrest Of Francis Sosu

A bench warrant has been issued by the Kaneshie District Court for the arrest of Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina, Francis-Xavier Sosu.

The warrant was issued on Monday, November 29, 2021.

The warrant comes after his inability to show up in court on Monday, November 29, when the case against him was called.

The court presided over by His Worship Oheneba Kuffour granted a request to issue a bench warrant for his arrest after the prosecution, led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare said Sosu did not want to appear before the court.

The Madina legislator on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 failed to show up in court as he is still out of the jurisdiction on parliamentary duties.

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Meanwhile, Sosu has been spotted in Parliament, after failing to appear in court on two occasions.

His appearance in parliament comes a day after he failed to honour a summons brought against him by the Ghana Police Service.

Sosu was in parliament for the hearing of the 2022 economic policy and budget statement to be presented by Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta.

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NDC’s MPs Vote Against 2022 Budget As Parliament Reject It

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NDC's MPs Vote Against 2022 Budget As Parliament Reject It

News gathered by GhArticles.com indicates that the 2022 year budget dubbed “Agyenkwa Budget” has been rejected by the House of Parliament.

The budget which was debated on today and voted for had 137 against it and 0 votes for it’s approval.

This means that the new policies introduced by government for 2022 can not be implemented.

In a report filed by Mynewsghana.com, the Minority had requested the Finance Minister to scrape the E-Levy and make provisions for the Ketu sea defense project.

Though members of the majority were absence from the chamber for almost four hours, they came back after a call from the minority to Ghanaians to call on their MPs to part take in the debate and voting.

However, after debating the budget, the Minister of Finance appeared before the house and prayed on the Speaker to put on hold the approval of the budget for further consultation with leaders of both side but was met with rejection as those who said No were approved by the Speaker.

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After the approval on the NOs the deputy majority leader rose up and called out the speaker for not pronouncing the right judgement.

He prayed on the Speaker to rely on ‘Division’ in order 114. Subsequent to the implementation of order 114, the majority walked out of the chamber, after the Speaker ordered ministers who are not MPs to leave the House as stated in order 114.

This led to their side recording zero (0) when the Speaker returned to assume proceedings after recusing the House for 5 minutes. It must be noted that this is the first time a budget is being rejected in the fourth Republic.

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Keep Quiet, Gov’t Is Responding To Pressure To Build More Infrastructure – Information Minister Tells Ghanaians

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Keep Quiet, Gov't Is Responding To Pressure To Build More Infrastructure - Information Minister Tells Ghanaians

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Information Minister has descended on Ghanaians who are criticizing the government over the new taxes introduced in the 2022 budget to aid in building more infrastructure in the country.

According to him, Ghanaians are always on the streets of the country protesting against lack of roads, lack of infrastructure and other issues.

Addressing the Parliament in their recent meeting, the Information Minister said the government is responding to the pressure from Ghanaians to build more infrastructure in the country in the coming years.

He further noted that MPs tell people in their constituency they are going to Parliament to fight for infrastructure for their area and so believes the new taxes will help government to achieve this dream.

“Everyday we demonstrations in all our constituencies asking for more roads, everyday we see more calls on government to spend money on more infrastructure. Mr Speaker the government has responded by making available in the 2022 budget GHS16billion for infrastructure,” Kojo Nkrumah said.

He said this is another good reason for all Ghanaians to support the government’s agenda.

 

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Earlier on GhArticles.com reported that, the government, as part of strategies to widen the country’s tax net, has announced an Electronic Transaction Levy.

It will be a 1.75 percent charge on all electronic transactions.

This fee, according to the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is to enhance financial inclusion and protect the vulnerable.

Transactions covering mobile money payments, banks transfers, merchant payments, and inward remittances will have the levy imposed on them and will be borne by the sender.

However, the levy will be waived for transactions that amount to GHS 100 or less in a day or approximately GHS 3,000 per month.

The government says portions of revenue collected from the levy will be used to support entrepreneurship, youth employment, cybersecurity, digital, and road infrastructure among others.

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