The Minority Chief Whip Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka has urged the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin to ensure the House works towards breaking on Friday, December 17, 2021 instead of the proposed Tuesday, December 21, 2021.
According to him despite being a member of the Business Committee that prepared the proposed date, he believes the Committees should be supported to work over the weekend so that, Monday, December 13, 2021 budget estimates of 2022 before the various Committees are presented on the floor of the House.
He made this remark on Friday, December 10, 2021 when the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo Markin presented the Business Statement for the ensuing week on the floor of the House.
Mr. Mubarak Muntaka said, “it has been a very long working meeting, it would be very disappointing if we are unable to rise on the 17th of this month; let us work towards the 17th and if it becomes evidently clear that we need to extend the time, we can do that”.
The Business Committee proposed Tuesday, December 12, 2021 in view of the back log of activities the House is supposed to undertake.
Deputy Majority Leader responded by saying they had discussed it and Ministers had been whipped to make time for Committee meetings in the morning on Friday, December 10, 2021. According to him, major meetings had been shifted to 4:00pm and cabinet meetings have been shifted to enable Ministers to be with the House and not send directors.