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Current cement LI will be amended before approval – Adomako Kissi

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The Member of Parliament for Anyaa Sowutuom, Dr. Dickson Adomako Kissi, has given assurance that the current Legislative Instrument (LI), being proposed by the Minister of Trade and Industries, KT Hammond, to regulate cement prices, would be amended to address the concerns of stakeholders before it is approved. 

Dr. Kissi in an interview on The Big Issues on Channel One TV with Selorm Adonoo, assured that the LI would not be finalised without comprehensive input from all parties involved.

He urged stakeholders to continue voicing their opinion, suggestions to the trade minister in relation to the LI.

“From my experience in small governance, looking at what we did with the E-levy and other things within the past three years, I have decided not to ever disregard stakeholders like the end users of any bill or LI that you are trying to bring to parliament. Because if you do it, the backlash can be very bad for us.

“So, I think that, in all honesty, he may have said that, but we will definitely have to hear everybody on this matter before the final decision is arrived at. 

“There will be some amendment; there will certainly be. We know that if this runs through the post-midyear budget review to the end of this meeting that we are having, the amendment will reflect what the stakeholders have suggested.

“I am sure that any researcher out there or any additional input would be looked at. This will be both from the majority and the minority side. Sometimes, the LI may come and the majority side may make their input, and the minority will also do the same so that we come to a consensus before it is approved. So, I know without a doubt that the current form of the LI will change by the time we either approve or say no to it. So I will not discourage stakeholders from voicing their opinions, holding meetings, and engaging the minister,” he stated. 

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