June 17, 2018


Member of Parliament for Builsa South Dr. Clement Abas Apaak is worried that two questions he filed that are of urgent nature had not find space in the business statement of the House.

According to the Builsa lawmaker he has an urgent question on sixty four thousand Ghanaian stranded in Libya and Ghana’s Ambassador to the US under pressure to sign for Ghanaians to be deported.

Dr Clement Abas Apaak told Parliament the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has to answer questions on the pressure being brought on the Ambassador to deport Ghanaians.

“We need  to ensure that the pressure on the Ambassador of Ghana to the US is taken off, when the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration comes to the floor to answer my question”, he said.

Majority leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu noted that it is the duty of MPs to track the questions they ask and should track their questions at the table office.

He directed MPs to read order 66 (3) “There shall be a Questions Record Book to be kept by the Clerk which shall be open to inspection by Members and which will record. (a) the Questions asked by Members (b) the Questions admitted by Mr. Speaker and the time of their transmission to the Minister or Members concern,(c) the answers given to the Questions and (d) Questions which have received no answers”, he said.

Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu advised MPs to avert their minds to the standing order  and stop asking frequent questions as to where their questions are and also talking about their missing questions.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com