The Executive Director of Danquah Institute (DI), Dr. Kingsley Nyarko, says the decision by the Minority in Parliament to boycott the National Identification Cards registration exercise is a sabotage of the country’s development.
Dr. Nyarko said “their attitude is borne out of pure selfishness, unpatriotic thinking and sabotage”.
The Minority in Parliament has indicated their intention to boycott the National Identification Cards registration exercise starting on Monday, June 11, 2018 at some selected State institutions.
A statement signed by the Executive Director of DI, Dr. Nyarko said, “the Minority in Parliament has indicated their intention to boycott the National Identification Cards registration exercise starting today at some selected State institutions citing very weak reasons. The NDC minority is only known for boycotting productive and progressive interventions meant to move this country forward”.
He explained that “in a release signed by the Minority Leader, Hon Haruna Iddrisu, it states among others that the National Identification Authority has provided conflicting figures in relation to the cost of the project. According to the Minority Leader, $1.4 billion and $293 million have been given as cost of the project”.
Dr. Nyarko explained that “their attitude is borne out of pure selfishness, unpatriotic thinking and sabotage. How do they boycott a project that will protect the country and her people, improve the economy and make us progressive? Obviously, the NDC Minority in Parliament is deliberately, due to political reasons trying desperately to incite their members and other Ghanaians to exclude themselves from this all worthy exercise. This is shameful, anti-progress and unpatriotic. They should think more about the country, the people and not their selfish, singular and parochial interest”.