The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, has revealed that claims of the Attorney General, Godfred Dame, and other leading members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on the number of parliamentarians who approved the Electronic Levy Act is misleading.
In an interview with Eric Ahianyo on Ideas Exchange on TV XYZ, the vociferous MP explained that the number, 266, being peddled the AG and other NPP members was an error by the clerks of Parliament which was later corrected and recorded in the parliamentary Hansard.
His response was to Godfred Dame who had reacted that there were 266 MPs in the House when the controversial levy was being voted on.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday, May 4,2022, unanimously ruled against the minority group’s application on restraining the implementation of the E-Levy Act.
Godfred Dame stated that the record of parliament on 29th March “show that these 266 members of parliament were present when the question was put for the approval of the E-Levy bill.”
Therefore, he noted, that it will be inaccurate for the minority group to say 136 members approved the bill.
Sam George added, “Speaker of Parliament’s attention was drawn to that error by the table office even on the day president Akufo-Addo appeared before the House of Parliament to give his State Of Nation Address.”
“…And the speaker’s attention was drawn to that error and the speaker subsequently directed that on a Fifteen (15) days, we would address it, the next fifteen days parliament amended its record correctly”.
He insisted the Attorney General can not be “using a flawed reportage which the speaker of parliament had directed as bases of his augment”.