November 24, 2017

Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel George Nartey has said harmony on the floor of the House is in the interest of the Speaker of Parliament Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye and his government.

He lamented over the second time in running, where the Speaker has failed to recognize the leadership of the Minority, Muntaka Mohamed and his deputy Ibrahim Ahmed.

According to the Ningo-Prampram legislator, the Speaker has been giving a “funny ruling” which is a deviation from what is known in the House.

“He is setting a new precedent which is alien to the House for over 25 years in this House, when have you heard if a Minister fails to show up in the House an MP loses his opportunity to ask a question because the answers have been printed”.

The Business Committee should allocate enough questions so that it does not exceed the allotted time, “why do you programme 8 questions when you know you can take just two questions and come tell the 6 MPs their time has elapsed”.

They are internationally doing this to deprive people from asking question,  our job here is to ask questions on behalf of our constituency if we are not allow to ask questions in the House then we do not have business in this House, he lamented.

He further pointed out that, the House will be rising soon and the Minority will be needed to pass the appropriation without which government machinery will not run, this is the bastion of democracy.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/