May 29, 2020

Parliament has rejected claims that it lied over test results of two (2) lawmakers and thirteen (13) staff testing positive for COVID-19.

A statement issued by the Public Affairs Directorate of Parliament points out that the Majority Leader Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu is not involved with the process of testing; therefore allegations that he provided false information to the Public Affairs Directorate to tell the public is not accurate.

According to the Statement, the duty of coordinating the testing process is that of the Medical Directorate in the House, who specifically told Parliament that the results of the test were not yet known by the House as at Tuesday 26/05/2020.

“To attribute lies to the Public Affairs Department, the Majority Leader, and the entire Parliament is therefore unfortunate”, the release noted.

The statement further described as unfortunate reports in the media that Parliament denied a possible positive result when what it did was to demand that the story be pulled down because the Directorate was not aware of the facts.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/