June 29, 2010

Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Minority Leader in Parliament, on Monday said that President Evans Atta Mills could go to South Africa again if that would help the Black Stars win against Uruguay on Friday.

The Minority Leader was on Friday June 25, 2010 “mad” at President Mills’ trip to South Africa with late notice to Parliament Mr. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu made the call on the floor of Parliament in his contribution to a statement issued by Mr Rashid Pelpuo, Deputy Majority Leader, congratulating the Black Stars
for defeating the U.S.A 2-1 at the ongoing 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

The Minority Leader said “it is very painful that all African teams were ousted at the groups level, which left the Stars with the burden of taking up the cause of Africa.”

Mr. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu explained that the Minority in Parliament was only worried about events leading to the President leaving the country without communicating to Parliament on time but if it was his presence that motivated the Stars to win the match, he should go again.

The Minority Leader noted that the Black Stars displayed diligence, resilience and commitment but it was their tactical disposition that was the concern of all.After commenting on the statement, the Members of Parliament waited for the Minister of Defence who, Mr Rashid Pelpuo said was on his way to answer

Mr Doe Adjaho, First Deputy Speaker, who stood for the Speaker enquired from Mr. Pelpuo whether the Minister was in the House. Mr Pelpuo said “In fact, I do not know what to say again because I was told the Minister was on his way, I have asked my Chief Whip to track him on his phone to know his where about.

“The Minority Leader said “The Minister can’t put up this behaviour, he must appear before the House at the appropriate time to answer questions and he should explain to the house why he was not
present to answer the questions.”

Source: GNA