July 9, 2018

Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak has urged the leadership of Parliament to address the issue of Parliamentary questions being advertised on the order paper and disappearing the following day.

According to the Kumbungu legislator, there had been numerous occasions in the seventh Parliament when questions had been advertised and for the following day, MPs come to the floor and the question they saw advertised is no longer in the order paper.

“Mr Speaker, I would advise that, members are informed adequately so that we would be present in the House, when we have a question to ask you do all you can to be in the House only to realize that your question has been knocked off the order paper; it is a bit of an inconvenience so if it could be addressed.
Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu indicated that he agrees with point being raised by the Kumbungu lawmaker that if a question would be taken away the MP in question should be informed ahead of time.

He further added that, he is aware some MPs ask relatives and members from their constituency to come to Parliament and sit in the public gallery, when they do not get such opportunity it becomes disappointing.

“When MPs had to let people travel fare and near and there is no show, we have to lease with the table office to address this issue”, he said.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com