July 12, 2012

The Member of Parliament for Nsuta Kwamang Beposo, Kwame Osei Prempeh has petitioned parliament to summon the Attorney General Dr. Benjamin Kumbour before the Privileges Committee of Parliament over his conduct when he appeared before the Public Account Committee (PAC) of Parliament on Wednesday.

The AG during yesterdays sitting engaged the Chairman of PAC Hon. Kan Dapaah in an augment during which tempers flared up.

He wondered why Hon. Kan Dapaah’s document of his (AG) appearance in June 2012 contain more pages than what other members of the committee have.

He indicated that he can only avail himself for other question based on audio and visual recording of his earlier appearance since he believed the translation on the paper before the committee are not exactly what he said, adding that the chairman might have doctored the report.

The issue generated exchanges between the two honourable men until the chairman adjourned the sitting to another date.
When parliament resumed sitting on Thursday, the Nsuta Kwamang MP, who felt uncomfortable over the previous day’s proceedings raised the issue on the floor of the House.

He was of the view that the conduct if the AG sought to question the integrity of the PAC and by extension to Parliament.

“We cannot allow people to impure wrong motive on the work of PAC, this is condemnable, if this is not checked sooner than later the respect for this house will be eroded “. He said.

However the Deputy Minority Leader Ambrose Dery swiftly stated that leadership has taken over the matter and will deal with it efficiently.

This was corroborated by the Majority Leader Hon. Cletus Avoka.

Kwadwo Anim/GhanaMps.gov.gh