March 3, 2020

Front line Leadership of the Minority in Parliament was not in the chamber on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 to conclude on the Message of the State of the Nation Address (MSONA) when Speaker Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye requested that they take their turn.

Second Deputy Minority Whip, Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe-Gansah who was available in the chamber with some of his colleagues as at 11:20am when the concluding debate started told the Speaker since they did not participate in the whole debate, they are not in the position to conclude.

The action of the Minority leadership came despite earlier appeal by the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu last week Friday when he presented the Business Statement urging the leadership of the Minority to participate in the conclusion of the debate of MSONA.

As the Majority Leader concluded the debate, his colleagues in the Minority who had showed up in the chamber just sat quietly and observed him.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/