August 1, 2018
Chairman of the Privileges Committee of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu has advised journalists to go and ask leadership of the House why motion 20 of the privileges committee was postponed to next meeting.

This was when members of the Parliamentary Press Corps were not given any reason why motion 20 – which deals on the privileges committees report which inquire into allegations of contempt against Assin Central MP Ken Ohene Agyapong was not taken before the House adjourned proceedings and went for a three month recess.

But the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu explained that this was to make sure Parliament recessed without any tensions.

“We had a pre-sitting meeting and we said we wanted to leave on a very good note so we decided that when we come back, we would then come and consider the matter  we all felt that we should leave on a point and on issues that bind us together rather than issues that divide us,” he told the media.

The Committee in its report found Mr. Agyapong guilty of having made contemptuous comments about Parliament.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/