March 15, 2018

“Scrap off the Minister for Public Procurement position it is redundant if the Minister claims she is not responsible for answering questions on the GH 28.8 million contract to a private company to supply 1800 vehicles”, Member of Parliament for Ashiaman Ernest Henry Norgbey has said.

According to the Ashiaman MP, he is not satisfied with the response given by the Minister of State at the presidency in charge of procurement, that the question be directed to the Ministry of Finance.

“The question that I ask does the President under take procurement issues, the President is not eligible to undertake procurement. It is done by the Ministries and agencies on behalf of the President”.

He further noted that MASLOC is under the presidency, admitting that the Minister gives policy advice to the President, “what advice has the Minister given to the President on procurement formulation and policies?”

Again the Speaker Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye would not allow me ask the procurement Minister follow up questions, he lamented.

If MASLOC is under the president then the Minister is supposed to answer this question, what advice did you give the President concerning MASLOC, she questioned.

Mr. Ernest Norgbey noted that government is hiding something “fishy from Ghanaians”, as the speaker has directed will be done.

As to why the Ashiaman legislator did not direct the question to the right Ministry, he responded that but the Speaker admitted the question, what was the basis for the Speaker to admit the question in the first place?

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/