Sunday, 23 June

NDC bound to remain in opposition - KT Hammond

Trade and Industry Minister KT Hammond

The opposition National Democratic Congress opposes good things for mere political capital, Trade and Industry Minister KT Hammond has said.

Referencing the party's staunch opposition to his import restrictions bill which never saw the light of day, the Adansi Asokwa MP told a gathering at the launch of the 3rd edition of the Made-in-Ghana Bazaar at the Accra International Conference Centre: “In keeping with their preferred political philosophy of triangulation, which is the opportunistic adoption of political positions for situational advantage, the opposition party took up arms; they wouldn’t permit me to lay my paper, even though Article 11 of our Constitution granted me absolute authority, but horror of horrors."

He continued: "Just a little while after his party members in opposition had threatened to cause the heavens to fall if my legislative instrument was not withdrawn, the opposition party’s flagbearer and former president, Mr John Dramani Mahama, made a public declaration, a pronouncement that in the very remotest possibility that his party ever won elections again in Ghana, he would introduce the same import restrictions in Parliament."

“What can I say for logic?" he mused.

"Opportunism scruples in this opposition party which is bound to remain in opposition.”