July 9, 2018

Member of Parliament for Buem, Daniel Kwasi Ashiamah has urged Parliament to address the practice where questions that are time bound are delayed and they lose their relevance when asked.

According to the Buem legislator he has a question for the Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr. Antony Akoto Osei on Tuesday the 10th of July 2018, on detailed role out of the Ghana Card.

“When I ask this question, now people would say but the program had started, the market value of my question is lost so the Majority Leader should help, so that our constituent would know we are working on their behalf”, he said.

Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu said he agrees with the Buem MP’s appeal, but when a question is not forth coming from the oven, then it might be that the Speaker had not approved the question.

Again, sometimes there are mix-ups during the transmission of the questions to the relevant Ministers, where a question meant for the Finance is sent to procurement and has to come back to the clerks to be redirected.

He further pointed out that, the delay can sometimes be blamed on the Ministry, which had delayed on offering response to questions that had been transmitted to them on time.

“We have told MPs that when they are filling questions, they should consult their whips for them to guide them to address the questions to the appropriate person, again the whips would help MPs as to the way and manner to ask the appropriate questions”, he lamented

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com