Hon George Kweku Ricketts-Hagan
May 26, 2022

The Privileges Committee of Parliament held its first meeting on Wednesday, May, 25, 2022 to set modalities on referrals made to the Committee on the three absentee lawmakers. In an interview with the Raking member of the member of the Committee George Kweku Ricketts-Hagan he noted that the first meeting was to plan how they were going to conduct the hearing of the MPs to appear before them.

And added that it is the duty of the clerk of the committee to communicate to them and that has been done and he is aware they have gotten a response from the Assin Central lawmaker Kennedy Agyapong. He would be available on May 31, 2022 because he is in the US on medical grounds and would be the last to be heard.

As to whether they have heard from the Dome/Kwabenya Member of Parliament Sarah Adwoa Safo, he said; “I do not know anything, I am now going to the meeting, this is the first meeting for the referral made by the Speaker and we would know at the meeting”.

Mr. Ricketts-Hagan further pointed out that he has been in touch with the chairman of the Committee and they have been talking and planning: and it’s time to meet the extended group. As to whether they would allow the media to have public hearing he noted that it would be determined at their first meeting.

On Mr. Henry Quartey of Ayawaso Central who was passing whiles he was granting the interview, he noted that he has seen him in the chamber and can be seen passing means he is available.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com