July 26, 2018

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has expressed worry over the delay in presenting the report of the joint committee on Communications and Foreign Affairs.

The report for adoption is on African Union Convention on Cyber-Security and Personal Data protection (Malabo Convention).

According to the Minority Leader this is not the first time he is pointing out this issue of delay on a report the communications committee is spearheading, he lamented over the fact that the business committee sets a programme.

“We do not want government business to suffer and the Majority leader is shielding the chairman of the Communications committee, we would hold them strictly when it comes to government business”, he said.

Leader of Government Business, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu told the House that chairman of the Communications Committee, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has informed him that the report was ready but there were some mistakes with the document the communications Minister brought to the committee.

Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzato Ablakwa noted that his committee had not been invited to any meeting but it’s a joint committee report.

Mr. Ken Ohene Agyapong who surfaced in the chamber ten minutes after the issue broke up, noted that the Minority Leader has not been fair to him because there were mistakes in the referral to the committee.

“Minister made a mistake the committee ask that the Minister comes to withdraw, I have the report when she withdrew the clerk had committee traveled and just came, it does not correspond to what the President sign we cannot bring it to the floor of the House”, he said.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com