July 7, 2020

Member of Parliament for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has requested that Parliament be told who is acting for Ministers affected by COVID-19 as the norm has been for other Minister to act for those not at post.

According to him if a Minister is not at post currently the executive arm of government appoints another minister to act on his or her behalf.

He pointed out that key Ministries  like Health, Education and Regional Re-organisation do not have their Ministers  at post at the moment due to COVID-19 infection, hence there is the need to know those acting so that if lawmakers have issues they can reach out to them.

Addressing his concern as raised on the floor of the House, Majority Chief Whip, Kwesi Ameyaw-Cheremeh who presented the Business Statement on behalf of the Majority Leader Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu noted that, that issue was not within the purview of the Committee.

“If the Executive makes this information available to the Speaker it would be announced on the floor of the House, for now let us hold our guns”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com