July 4, 2018
Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye had admonished Members of Parliament to be on time for the House to start proceedings on time, in other to hold Minister to it.

According to the Speaker he is tempted to be sympathetic to Ministers who do not show up on the floor of the House because the Minister would say, “we do not start on time, let us start on time and hold them to it”.

He further added that with this, when Parliament complains it would be a genuine complain.

He made this remarks when Minister of Education Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh and Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection were not available on the floor of the House to answer questions in their name.

Professor Oquaye noted that the House would have to maximize the time on their side to have the very best of time, since there is a very heavy load of work to be done and time was of essence.

“What we do in the chamber from now, time is of essence, we need to be assured that tomorrow we start exactly 10:00 am, Majority Leader kindly inform Ministers accordingly”, he said.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com