August 8, 2021

The Minority in parliament has called for the removal of the health minister, Mr. Agyeman Manu from his position.

Discussing the report of the ad hoc committee set up to investigate the procurement contract between the government of the Republic of Ghana and his Highness Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum and S.L Global for the supply of Sputnik-V COVID-19 Vaccines, the Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Muntaka said the adverse findings by the committee on the actions of the minister is enough grounds to relieve him from his role as the health minister.

He said the minister betrayed the oath of his office, and has also failed to uphold the constitution and the laws of the country, and recommended that the minister should be sanctioned. “For me, I must say the Minster must be sanctioned, the minister must be removed by the president, he does not fit to occupy this office anymore.”

The Minority Chief Whip, in order with Order 78 (d) and Order 83, beg and move an amendment to the report of the committee to on paragraph 12.5 to include that “the minister not having lived up to the oath of his office, he is not fit to occupy the office of the minister of state, and must therefore be removed from office henceforth failing which this House must pass a vote of censure on the minister.

He served notice that the Minority side is calling for a vote of no confidence on the minister, “having betrayed the trust that the people of this country mandated him with, having broken the constitution of our country, having broken the laws of our country, the minister of health does not fit for his office”, he stated.