October 5, 2017
Speaker of Parliament Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye has indicated to Members of Parliament that the House will not tolerate delays in the submission of committee reports and budget estimates in the third siting of the first session.
He made this remarks on Tuesday 3rd October 2017, when he welcomed MPs back to the House after two months break.
According to the former Dome/Kwabenya legislator, over the year’s third meetings do have a tall order and usually budgets are presented during such meeting, hence putting pressure on the plenary.
Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, adviced the Finance Ministry to ensure that there is early submission of budget estimates by the various Ministries, Agencies and Departments, for early submission to the House.
He charged Ministers who have been selected to answer questions on the floor of the House to endeavor to do so timeously.
“We can only make Ghana and Ghanaians proud when we attend to duties of the House urgently”, he said.
The Speaker further added that, whiles on recess, the Public Account Committee had a sittings most part of the recess to consider the report of the Auditor General, whiles the committee on health visited health facilities and personnel in the Northern,Brong Ahafo and Ashanti Regions.
Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee held stakeholders meeting to deliberate on, the creation of the Officer of the Special Prosecutor, he said.
By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com