MP for Ningo-Prampram – Samuel George Nartey
November 26, 2021

Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram Samuel George Nartey called on Ghanaians in Constituencies which are occupied the by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs to call their lawmaker to move into the chamber to conduct business of the House on Friday, November 26, 2021.

The Ningo-Prampram lawmaker held a press conference at 12:09pm when his colleagues on the Majority side of the House did not have a single MP on the floor for the budget debate to be concluded

“We the Minority we are full in our numbers in the chamber, the Speaker is ready to commence business of the House, notice getting to him from clerks at the table indicates that no member of the NPP  is present, we need to know what is going on. Are   they no longer interested in passing the budget, they are no longer interested in imposing the hardship they want to impose on Ghanaians, they should come and let us take the budget; this is serious business”.

 He lamented that two hours pass the  starting time the Minority  they still waiting for planes that would arrive with MPs from outside the country,  are they  supposed to site till all of them arrive in the chamber,  we have serious business and governing a country belong to serious minds.

And if they are not in a position to run this country, they should say so and let serious minds take over running of the state, parliament cannot be held hostage by the Majority, every Minority member is in his chair, they need to do this before the House rises on December 17, 2021.

Again, you the media you have been here for three to four hours, Majority has no concern for you,  Leader of government business  has not care for you,  use your medium to tell Ghanaians to call on their MPs to come into the chamber so that we can work, he added.

On the issue of consultation, he noted that   there is no consultation that is greater than the floor of the House; “they should come to the floor, the people of Ghana demand accountability from parliament many of them walk in and walk out of the chamber.

“There is only one demand that the minority is prepared to consider, a complete withdrawal of the draconian taxes, no other consideration are going to be considered by us”, he emphasised.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/