May 17, 2018

Speaker of Parliament Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye had served notice through the Deputy Majority Leader, Sarah Adwoa Safo to inform President Nana Akufo-Addo’s Ministers that Parliament is back from recess and they would be needed on the floor of the House.

He made this remarks on Thursday when the Minister of Food and Agriculture Dr. Akoto Afriyie failed to appear before the House to answer an urgent question from the MP for Juaboso Kwabena Mintah Akandoh.

Minority MPs were unhappy with the development and indicated that they would want the sector Minister to take Parliament serious as he was not visible in the House to take questions in the last meeting in his name and rather sent his Deputies.

The Deputy Majority Leader and MP for Dome/Kwabenya Sarah Adowa Safo sort permission from the Speaker to allow the Food and Agriculture Minister come to the House on Friday to answer the urgent question.

And added that the Minister had brought a letter to that regard that some very important engagement has taken him away and would want to answer the urgent question on his own.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/