General News of Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Parliament has once again failed to pass the GYEEDA Bill.
The bill which was highly anticipated to be passed by the House today, Wednesday failed to go through due to disagreements over funding arrangements.
It has subsequently been deferred to Thursday.
According to Starr News’ Kobby Gomez Mensah, who was in parliament, minority member Papa Owusu Ankomah vehemently opposed the planned funding arrangement for the youth programme.
The Minority has had concerns over the current state of the GYEEDA Bill. They argue there are still loopholes in the bill that will allow officials to siphon state funds if passed.
At a news Conference last year, Ranking Member of the Youth, Sports and Culture Committee Isaac Kwame Asiamah noted:“The Minority is not against the passage of any law for the programme. But it is instructive to note that a mere passage of the law will not stop the ‘create, loot and share’ instinct of this government”.