October 17, 2017

Vice Chairman of the committee on Defence and Interior, Collins Owusu Amankwah had indicted he is considering hauling the Ranking member of the committee on foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa before the Privileges Committee of the House.

He wants the North Tongu legislator dragged before the committee over claims that some Ghanaians are fighting for ISIS in Libya.

Mr. Ablakwa called on government to investigate the alleged participation of some Ghanaians in ISIS activities, at a press conference last week, and noted that his comments stem from a report released by the Head of Investigations at the Libyan Attorney General’s Office.

The Manhyia North MP noted that, the North Tongu MP’s comments were unsubstanciated and had the potential of jeopardizing national security.

“Foreign policy is different from national security. He could talk about it, but not the manner in which he did. We need to double-check such facts before we put it out there to create unnecessary tension and create fear and panic,” he said.

He added that, “Not everything must be put before the public especially when it borders on defense and security… The port of call must be through the national security or ministry of interior… What is his motivation in the first place?”

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com