November 23, 2017

The Minority leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South, Haruna Idrisu has urged leader of Government Business in the House, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu to be “in charge of Ministers” to ensure that they attend to questions on the floor of  the  House.

He made this remarks when the Minister for Agriculture Dr Owusu AfriyieAkoto a second Minister in a role failing on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 to answer question on the floor of the House.
Mr. Speaker I was encouraged with your persistence on the Majority to demonstrate that he is in charge.

Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Joseph Kofi Adda same day failed to turn up in Parliament to answer question in his name, attracting the Minority side of the House drawing the Speakers attention that some Ministers are not taking Parliament serious.

MPs for Builsa South, Dr. Clement A.  Apaak and Kwasi Etu-Bonde,Kintampo North both had questions for the Minister for Agriculture but he was not in the House to answer.

Leader of Government Business Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, told the House it is time for a decision to be taken if Deputy Ministers can answer questions on behalf of Ministers.

He promised to work at getting Ministers come to the House to answer questions and dismissed suggestions from the Minority leader that he is trying to rationalize absence of Ministers in the House.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/