March 21, 2017

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu rushed to Parliament Tuesday to avoid running into problems with the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye.

The Speaker had issued 1 hour, 17 munites ultimatum to the Minister to appear before the House and answer some questions he had been scheduled to, in relation to his ministry.

Hon. Amewu was scheduled to appear in Parliament to give answers over a piece of land belonging to the Ghana Aviation Service in the Adenta constituency in the Greater Accra region.

But at the commencement of proceedings, Mr. Amewu was nowhere to be found.

The Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Adwoa Sarfo, who led the House pleaded the question should be rescheduled for other business to be taken since the minister has left the chamber to attend to some other business elsewhere.

She told the House about a communique she had received from the Minister to attend to some other business elsewhere.

But the Speaker who was not convinced with the explanation gave the Minister up to 12:00 noon to appear before the house.

However, before the ultimatum would expire, the Minister rushed to Parliament to answer the questions to avoid incurring speaker’s wrath.