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General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020


LIVESTREAMED: Minority address press after SOTN boycott

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The Minority in Parliament of Ghana addressed the media after it boycotted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s 4th State of the Nation Address, Thursday.

The side which earlier announced they will be boycotting the sitting made their way out just as the national anthem ended.

Clad in black, they moved out repeating a part of the anthem that says 'and help us to resist oppressors rule with all our will and might forevermore'.

Members of the majority side, however, sent off their colleagues with chants of 'away'.

About a week ago, the Minority expressed frustration about the delay of their share of the Common Fund for the third quarter of 2019, stressing that it is delaying the execution of projects in their constituencies.

The surmised the delay is a deliberate attempt to deprive them of working effectively and consequently competing fairly with their opponents, especially when the general election is some months away.

But it appears there is more to the boycott.

Watch the press conference below:

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