The Speaker of parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye, was fair in his handling of proceedings regarding the approval of Otiko Afisa Djaba as Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection on Tuesday February 7, Mathew Nyindam, First Deputy Majority Chief Whip in Parliament, has said.

The manner in which the current 40-year National Development Plan – drafted by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) with the support of the previous government – was crafted does not tie the hands of any political party in Ghana, Dr Nii Moi Thompson, Chairman of the NDPC has said.

Kofi Asamoah-Siaw, the Policy Adviser of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), has described as shocking and insulting to the Ghanaian populace for a supposed amount of $13.9 million to be spent in constructing a vice presidential villa, saying policy interventions are needed to stop such wastage, rather than an investigation into the contract as suggested.

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