February 28, 2019
Speaker Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye has served notice to President Nana Akufo-Addo’s Ministers that they cannot dictate to the House when it starts its work.

According to the Speaker the time Parliament starts sitting is not the business of Ministers, but rather they should be in the House early to attend to business in the House.

Speaker made this remarks when Deputy Majority Leader, Sarah Adwoa Safo drew the attention of the Speaker that the House should give the Minister of Food and Agriculture Dr. Akoto Afriyie some time to come and answer an urgent question on the floor of the House.

Though the House started business on the floor of the House at 10:00am on Tuesday the 26th of February, the sector Minister was not on the floor of the House to answer questions.

Deputy Majority Leader indicated to the Speaker that she has been in communications with the sector Minister who indicated that he was on his way coming, “he gave assurance that he just left his Ministry and would be here in few minutes”.

“I believe Mr. Speaker has sent the right signal to the Ministers, that when we say we would start sitting at 10:00am we do, this indication would be communicated to Ministers”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com