February 1, 2019

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Leader of Government Business, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu in his opening remarks on the floor of the House has served notice that no one should bring pressure on Parliament to pass the Right to Information Bill (RTI).

Accorder to Leader of Government Business, no one can bring pressure to bear on the House as work is being done towards its passage.

He recounted that before the House went on recess the RTI bill was before the House which had to compete with the budget statement presentation and approval and assure the public that, the House would work towards passage of the Bill in this meeting.

“Let no body say, if we are able to pass the RTI that, it is because of the pressure that they brought on to bear on us, we ourselves we do know it is important for this nation and its development and this is what we have purpose to do nobody can bring pressure to bear on us”, he lamented in his remarks.

Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu further added that the nation and its development is what the House have purposed to do, nobody should pressure MPs, “we would do what is right pertinent for God and country”.

And urged committee chairman and clerks to work on referrals before them to ensure that they are brought to the plenary early enough to enable the House conclude in the House.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com