By: Jerry Akornor/www.africanakua.com, Ghana
President Akufo-Addo has given the strongest indication that the controversial “Agyapa Deal” will be re-introduced to parliament for debate and approval.
The Agyapa Deal which was briskly rushed to the 7th parliament in 2020 and approved by majority New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs despite stiff opposition from National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs received a backlash from many Civil Society Organisations, sparked resignation of Special Prosecutor Martin A. B. Alamisi Amidu amidst petitions by ASEPA to the United Nations (UN).
But, in his first address to parliament upon assumption of power in his second term, President Akufo-Addo insists the “Agyapa deal will have to return to parliament so we see which steps to take”.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has promised in his avowed commitment to link the national ID to other identification documents whilst digitising all land records.
He told parliament that “Government is set to link national ID card to bank accounts, NIHS, DVLA, SIM cards and build 20 guest houses for Court of Appeal Judges.
The president has congratulated Ghana’s Black Satellites for their recent excellent performance after the team hammer their opponents 2:0 during the AfCON , promising to welcome the victory team in the Jubilee House later today.
“I congratulate the Black Satellite on their splendid victory, some sports facilities will rehabilitated”, he said.