March 12, 2018

 Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said the National Security Minister Albert Kan Dapaah should be made to produce and present his annual report to the House.

According to the North Tongu MP, it is part of the requirements of the Securities and Intelligence Agencies Act. he made this remarks on the floor of the House and said successive governments have violated the Act.

Mr. Ablakwa quoted the Securities and intelligence Agencies Act saying, “the President shall assign ministerial responsibility to the intelligence agencies to such Minister as the President shall consider appropriate. The minister assigned responsibility shall in respect of each year submit a report to Parliament on the intelligence agencies.”

Mr. Ablakwa also said that the report was more critical now than before, considering the current security challenges facing the country.

“Since I have been in this House, I don’t recall ever seeing a report from the Minister responsible for the National Security Council and this is a time that as a House, we are all discussing how we can help in the fight against armed robbery and all of that. Such a report will be very useful to this House as we deliberate to see what support our intelligence agencies require. So I want to draw the attention of leadership so that the Securities and Intelligence Agencies Act will be respected,” he remarked.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/