The Peoples National Convention (PNC) is warning of catastrophic consequences should parliament and its leadership not pull the brakes on the passage of the Public Holidays Amendment Bill 2018.
The party is afraid the Bill is a ploy by the current ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration under the leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to rewrite the history of the country, warning that the passage of the Bill is a recipe for destabilizing the unity and social cohesion of the nation.
In a petition to Parliament and signed by the Party’s National Chairman, Bernard Mornah, the PNC averred that there are a lot more pressing bread and butter issues that yearns for the attention of government, rather than matters that aim at dividing, destabilizing and disuniting the peace and social cohesion of the country.
‘’ It is trite knowledge that our dear country is grappling with basic bread and butter issues as the government is struggling in no uncertain terms to meet the expectations of the ordinary Ghanaian whose only interest is how to access good drinking water, decent and affordable accommodation, reliable public transport, amongst others. In the midst of all of these, it is unimaginable that the Executive would be engrossed in the age-old attempt at dividing this country all in an attempt to appease their political tradition without recourse to the ramifications on the unity and cohesion of this country’’ the PNC opined in the petition.
The PNC is therefore adding its voice to calls for the legislature to ignore the Bill and pull the brakes on its passage in the interest of the sovereignty, peace, unity and social cohesion of the country.
See below, the petition as issued by the Party.