November 17, 2017

The Minority leader and Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu has expressed worry in a growing trend in the House were Ministers required to answer question on the floor of the House absent themselves.

He did not take kindly to the absence of the Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, who did not show up on the floor of the House on Thursday 16th November 2017 for questions in his name.

Deputy Majority leader Sarah Adwoa Safo indicated to the House that the Health Minister had indicated that, he was attending to a pressing issue.

According to the Minority leader, the conduct of the Health Minister is not acceptable because there cannot be pressing issues that will override Business of Parliament and pointed out that, the Health Minister is not a medical doctor performing surgery.

And added that Parliament has to play its oversight role hence the need to have Ministers present themselves for scrutiny.

He further noted that, Thursday’s incident was not the first incident and the practice should be addressed.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/