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COVID-19: Minority to Haul Minister, NIA Boss, for Flouting Prez Order

The Minority caucus in. parliament has hinted of dragging the Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation before parliament to explains why  the National Identification Authority ( NIA) is flouting the President directives on public gathering to prevent the COVID-19.

Minority Leader, Hon Haruna Iddrissu disclosed this on Friday morning March 20, while contributing to the Business Statement for the next week sitting.
According to the Minority Leader, the NIA act of impunity by continued registration exercises for the National ID cards is a clear disrespect and disobedient to the President.

The NIA since the President state broadcast last week on the coronavirus, directed minimum gathering of Ghanaians not more than 25 people.
The President suspended Church services, mosques and other public conferences in the country until further notices.

But despite the president directives, the NIA led by Ken Attafuah still on the field in the Eastern region, registering people for what been termed as the Ghana card.

This the Minority Leader said the Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation must appear before the house on Monday March 23, to explain how the NIA got its autonomous to flout the presidential directives.

He said the Minority will file a motion by Monday March 23,  for the Minister to  reasons why the NIA flouts the order.

Ghana has been hit with the deadly coronavirus and has since recorded over 15 cases on Friday, March 20.

The Ghana health services have issued public protective guidelines alongside the World Health Organisation preventive measures urging members if the public to avoid crowded places.

People have also been advised to wash hands with antiseptic liquid soap and ensure the usage of hand sanitizers every, 20 minutes.



Source:therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba

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