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Parliament Passes Good Laws...Casely Hayford Goofed - Kweku Baako
 
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15-Jul-2017  
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Kweku Baako has condemned Sydney Casely Hayford's remarks about Parliament.

Mr. Casely Hayford, a member of pressure group OccupyGhana undermined the essence of the Legislative House in the country.

According to him, Members of Parliament pass "stupid" laws and so, the House deserve to be used for tourism purposes rather than for law-making.

Addressing the comments, renowned journalist and managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Kweku Baako felt the comments were very unfortunate.

He said on Joy FM's "News File" on Saturday that though Mr. Casely Hayford may think that Parliament has lived its usefulness in the country, his comment "is not a fair statement to make of the corporate entity called Parliament. Look, they don't read the papers that they're given. They don't think through what the challenges are. This could be legit because we have experience of certain things that have happened in Parliament before".

Quoting portions of Casely Hayford's comments that he would turn Parliament into a tourist site if given the chance, Kweku Baako registered his disagreement stating emphatically that "this is not a federal State. He was talking federalism...clearly out of context. Okay. If you want to talk about the need to change the governance structure, the need to even amend the constitution for a drastic review or for our governance structure as an intellectual exercise, you can make that point. There are people who still believe in federalism. There are people who thought we lost opportunity when we went for unitary republican system in this country. I'm not one of those though. I prefer this system. I think it's been the best".

To him, the House has been passing good laws that have shaped the nation positively.

"...let's be honest. They may have passed some laws that some of us don't think are progressive enough but they pass many good laws...Some of which emanated from civil society activism and advocacy, and have done much for our good governance practice. So this is a very sweeping over-generalized statement that is not good enough", he stressed.


 
 
 
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
 
 

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Name: Ray
I'm surprised we are giving this Sydney guy this level of Attention. He hardly makes any sense. Listen to him and you'll hear him struggling to be noticed, struggling hard to be recognized as a "Hard-Talker". He trying to play himself into the league of the guys in IMANI and other sharp and intelligent guys in town, but he's not. The more he tries to do that, the more he sounds very Flat, Unintelligent and sometimes Insulting. I mean how can you say a thing like this about our parliament? I mean how?. I don't blame him, i blame Citi fm for giving him the platform. If Citi doesn't have any intelligent guest than Sydney, Can't they play Music?...
 
Name: Lion
Parliament has been passing laws against the people of this country! It is better to shut it Down and stop us from wasting tax payers money on a loan approving parliament. When it comes to tax, parliament always approves new taxes every year for the poor Ghanaian. But when it comes to foreign companies parliament is ever ready to give taxe wavers! It not a paliament house, its a house against the people of this country. Let's shut it down and save some good money. We can certainly do without it.
 
Name: Andrews Amoako
The parliament may not be perfect in every law they pass, but that is the reason why we have petitions , pressure group like the OccupyGhana that CaSely-Hayford belongs to.Any law which you think it is good for the country there is the avenue to present tour grievances, either through your MP or the pressure group you belong than to make ***barred word*** of the whole parliament. Let us remember every law we have in the country 70 percent pass through the parliament. Are we to say all these laws are ***barred word***? Certainly no. Casely should be drag to the parliament to explain himself and pinpoint the laws he thinks it is not good, if changes need to be done, we can start from there.
 
Name: tiger nose
Baako, you are not all-knowing! Please, our parliament has failed us. if you have enjoyed your chop chop at our expense, shut upppp and let those who are fighting our course do it! You are too known and yet the country is suffering. We must call a spade a spade - not a big spoon. The parliament is damnstuuuupid and makes fooooooolish laws!!!
 
Name: NDC Gay activist
Baako is not the wisest man in Ghana. It his own opinion, just as Casely-Hayford also has his opinion. I agree with Casely-Hayford, Ghana's parliament passes very edddiotic laws. We want regional assemblies to handle our lawmaking. Fukkkkkk Uuu Kweku Baako, fukkkk u Ghana parliament.
 



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