Politics of Tue, 22 Aug 201717

‘NDC MPs not afraid of special prosecutor’ - Sawyerr

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona East, Queenstar Pokua Sawyerr has laughed off claims that the members of the erstwhile John Mahama administration are scared about the introduction of the office of the special prosecutor.

The MP during an interaction with stakeholders and opinion leaders in her constituency mentioned that the issue of the passage of the Special Prosecutor’s Bill was the main topical issue in the second meeting of the seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.

NDC MPs and former appointees of the Mahama administration, she mentioned, are not scared about the introduction of the office contrary to claims by government communicators that the NDC MPs feel uneasy about the office.

“I don’t think we have a problem with Special Prosecutor because we know we have done our part. Government come, government goes, and when you come you just have to make sure the right things are done,” she said.

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The passage of the bill, Queenstarr Sawyerr expressed the hope that the office will not be used to torment former ministers of the NDC government but will be used as a tool to foster unity and the rule of law.

“That doesn’t mean you should torment your opponents, I don’t believe any member of the NDC is afraid. No NDC minister shall fear, we have done our bit. We are fine. I know myself, and I know my colleagues have done well so they can go ahead with that Bill.”

Commenting on the seeming division in the NDC, Hon. Maame Pokua Sawyerr called on the party leadership to allow diverse views on matters that affect the party and by so doing unity will prevail to make the party stronger.

She said, vilifying persons who make comments and their views heard will only deepen the cracks in the party, saying that “everybody has the right to speak and make his or her voice heard. What we all need is unity.”

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