March 18, 2018

Member of Parliament for Hohoe Dr. Bernice Adiku Heloo has expressed worry over the delay in advertising questions she has filed since last year.

According to the Hohoe legislator she has done follow up on the question and had been given assurance that it will be advertised, but that has not happened and taking into account that the House will be going on recess next week.

“I am now under the impression that my questions are being blocked more especially looking at all the efforts I have made to get my question published”, she lamented.

The MP for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak noted that there has been times that questions are taken away without any explanation despite the fact that they have been advertised.

Mr. Speaker we need assurance from the Majority leader that questions that have been advertised will be taken next week as he presents the business statement.

Mr. Same George, MP for Ningo-Prampram on his part noted that last year he also filed questions that never found expression in the business statement until the end of the sitting he got no official communications from the clerk’s office, indicating that it will be answered, “I have filed two question”, he lamented.

The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, said members know the vehicle they should apply their minds to when their questions are not advertised.

“Business committee as I keep saying do not have the authority to go behind the Speaker to program questions, if your question does not appear on the business statement you should us the usual channel to see where your question is, the Speaker is the only person cloth with authority to admit question”, he retorted.

The Business committee cannot answer the question as to where your questions you have asked have gotten to, “it is for you to avail yourself with the relevant processes and locate your question”.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/