Ghana’s speaker of parliament Alban Bagbin is opposing what he says is pressure from the International Monetary Fund, IMF for the country to pass the affirmative action bill.
The bill, which is currently before the Committee of Gender, Children and Social Protection, was presented under a certificate of urgency.
For decades, Ghana has attempted to pass the bill but to no avail.
Promises by the current president Nana Akufo-Addo to have the bill passed are yet to see the light of day.
While acknowledging the importance of the Bill, Speaker Bagbin maintained a bill of such magnitude requires extensive consultation hence the house cannot be rushed into passing the bill in haste.
WADR’s Accra correspondent Naa Dedei Tettey reports.