June 11, 2020

Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye has revealed that the House is interested in guarding jealously its record outside the House as representative of the people.

According to him truth is truth and should reflect in every communication that goes outside the House to all relevant persons and correct figures should be given when reporting on issue that happens in the House.

The Speaker made this remarks on Wednesday morning when the Majority Leader, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu drew the attention of the House that there had been miss reportage by some news portal on adoption of the report of the Subsidiary Legislation Committee.

He told the House what actually happened on the floor of the House on Tuesday after a head count was taken to adopt the report of the Committee, for Constitutional Instrument (C. I) 126 ninety-two (92) voting for the report not to be accepted and one hundred and six (106) voted for the report to be accepted.

“I wonder who filed that story, I do not want to believe it is part of any rigging racket what is right should be recorded”.

He sounded word of caution to reporters that they should ensure that they do not report what is not the fact.

However, when Deputy Minority Leader, Dr. James Kluste Avedzi caught the eye of the Speaker, he pointed out that the Leader of the House was right and whatever happened outside the House should not change the outcome of what has been reported in the votes and proceedings of the House.

“Our record does not show so, and nobody is changing that; votes and proceedings page 14 is very clear on that as we can see this morning”

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com