November 20, 2019
Member of Parliament for Bantama Daniel Okyem Aboagye has defended the assertion that majority of his colleagues did not show up in their numbers on Saturday when a post-budget workshop was organize at Justice D. F. Annan auditorium.

Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu lamented over the situation where opportunity had been given to all members but few members show up at the commencement of the workshop.

In an interview the Bantama lawmaker after the opening ceremony and first session of the two day workshop other members trooped in despite he had not done any counting he believes half of the members were in for the workshop.

“Some members do have commitment and its weekend, I had a month ago promise to be with some one hundred youths of a university but had to be here because I would be part of those who would debate when it comes to Finance on the Majority side”.

Again, the workshop has been done over and over, those MPs who had been in the House for second and third term see the same facilitators and are familiar with them and the issues they talk about.

Whatever we would get from here the various caucuses would have to add on to bridge the gap we just have to be ready to debate.

On the issue of lawmakers engaging in propaganda when it comes to debate on the floor of the House, “I wish those who do that would come to the workshop when it comes to the debate it would be good to stick to the right figures”.

Anyway propaganda would happen in the debate, but those of us who know the truth would have to point in out when we are debating.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/