The Inter Party Coalition for National Sovereignty has issued a statement after it met to deliberate over some pressing national issues.
The communiqué has described the budgeted cost for the registration and issuance of Ghana card as outrageous.
The Coalition has adopted the position taken by the Minority and opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on the need for the National Identification Authority (NIA) to review the criteria for the registration.
Signed by Chairman Bernard Mornah, the communiqué said, ‘’ At the meeting the coalition adopted a common stance on the Ghana card issuance and endorsed the position taken by both the Minority in Parliament and the leader of the APC Hassan Ayariga at a press conference last week. ‘’
The Coalition has also described the latest expose of alleged corruption at the Ghana Football Association (GFA) as unfortunate.
According to them, ‘’It noted that while the focus is on cleaning up football administration in the country, the damning insight of corruption and fishy deals in the Akufo-Addo government as captured in the video cannot be relegated to the background.
The Inter Party Coalitionfor National Sovereignty met in Accra yesterday June 11 2018 to deliberate on pressing national issues.
Matters concerning the issuance of the citizen identity cards and the Anas expose on the rot in Ghana football dominated discussions.
The meeting also considered as grave, statements made by former GFA Chairman KwesiNyantakyi whichpoint to possible corruption and sleaze in the highest echelons of the Akufo-Addogovernment.
At the meeting the coalition adopted acommon stance on the Ghana card issuance and endorsed the position taken by both the Minority in Parliament and the leader of the APC Hassan Ayariga at a press conference last week. The coalition took particular note of the following:
The outrageous cost of 1.2billion dollars for the project
Blatant breach of procurement procedures
Restrictive identity requirements for registration which will disenfranchise millions of Ghanaian citizens.
On the topical issue of the Anas tape, the Coalition expressed grave concern about the extent to which Ghana’s international image has been severely dented. It noted that while the focus is on cleaning up football administration in the country, the damning insight of corruption and fishy deals in the Akuffo Addo governmentas captured in the video cannot berelegated to the background.
In this regard, the coalition is emphatic that the smokescreen apology by the former GFA chairman does not absolvePresident Akufo-Addo or any of the named officials. Therefore the matter is far from over.
The Coalition will next week hold a joint press conference to dilate further on the national situation.
(Chairman of PNC)
Spokesperson of the Coalition