March 2, 2020
Leader of Government Business, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has responded to demands of the Kumbungu lawmaker that the President be quarantined for fourteen days after he returns from his trip to Europe.

According to the Kumbungu lawmaker the President’s trip took him to Norway where the coronavirus has been recorded.

Mr. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu in his response noted that comments by his colleague from Kumbungu should be taken as a jest but if anybody needs to be quarantined it should start with “him”.

“I have seen him occasionally coughing, we are not too sure where he has been, we would have to start clinically testing him because his cough has been persistent and consistent, we need to be careful, Mr. Speaker”.

In a related development, the Kumbungu lawmaker wanted to know when the Health Minister would be in the House again to update members on measure being taken in preparedness should there be outbreak of the coronavirus in Ghana?

He added that MPs are on official and private business outside the country, the Speaker and staffs need to be protected.

Majority Leader noted that the protection of Ghanaians has to be universal and should not be done for only MPs hence the sector Minister was earlier in the House to explain where we are with issues of the coronavirus as a country.

“I agree with colleagues that a lot of water has passed under the bridge hence the need for the Health Minister to come again to the House to update us on the virus that is confronting the World”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/