May 31, 2018

Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu has urged the Member of Parliament for Lambussie to be cautious in calling the Speaker to rule, for an empty chamber, because the Minority had indicated their intention to result to calling for quorum on the floor.

According to the Health Minister, there are reasons for the chamber being empty because members had sort for permission to carry out other equally important assignments.

He backed his point by saying, the votes and proceedings of the House on Tuesday 29th May 2018 shows that only 38 members were absent without permission but 30 members were granted permission, for good reasons.Again, he pointed out that one of his Deputies, Kinsley Aboagye-Gyedu was on official assignment with the National Health Insurance board in Thailand, but without permission.

“I feel there are some who are absent without feeling the permission forms, because there are situations that takes us as MPs out of Parliament to our constituencies”, he lamented.

Mr. Kwaku Agyeman Manu was quick to point out that it was wrong for the Lambussie lawmaker to be giving ultimatum that in the coming days the Minority would get to the standing orders and call for quorum.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/