June 8, 2018


Former Deputy Minister of Interior, James Agalga had said if he were in the shoes of Ken Agyapong, knowing very well its true he use strong words to describe the Majority leader and MPs and cannot regale his way through he would apologies first before meeting the privileges committee.

According to the Builsa North legislator, he would have adopted the mitigation approach, if it was true the words attributed to him.

“You have to respect the people’s Assembly, we are not stupid, you people voted for us when he says we are stupid it means the people who voted for us are stupid, in any case this are allegations which had to be proven. If he appears and says “I am sorry”, a report would be brought before the plenary for us to collectively decide which way to go, he said.

Minority Chief Whip Mohamed Mubarak Muntaka on Wednesday the 6th of June 2018 drew the Houses attention to some strong words used by the Assin Central MP, Ken Agyapong against the Majority leader and the House.

First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu was in the chair directing affairs and referred the matter to the privileges committee.

Mr. James Agalga in an interview noted that the Assin Central MP has the right to be heard and no one has provided any evidence yet, he should be allow to face the privileges, because their recommendation would have to come before the plenary to take a decision.

As to whether the privileges committee would be able to carry out its duty considering that it, had to deal with a member of the House, the Builsa North lawmaker responded in the affirmative.

And recounted what Black Raster went through by kneeling before the “people’s Assembly” to apologies to the representatives of the people.

“In fact if you go through contempt process in the House and do not end up in jail does not mean punishment has not been exerted”, he lamented.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com