Minority outraged by failure of Ministers of State to appear before Parliament

| Updated Dec 07, 2017 at 7:56pm



The Minority in Parliament has expressed dissatisfaction about the failure of five Ministers of State to appear before the House to answer questions.

It said the frequent absence of the Ministers is adversely affecting the work of the House.

The Ministers, who were scheduled to appear before the House but failed to appear are Minister for Railways Development, Joe Ghartey, Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta-Akyea and Minister for Regional Re-organisation, Dan Botwe.

The Deputy Minority Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim, who raised the concerns, said business of parliament must be taken seriously.

The Second Deputy Majority Whip, Moses Anim, said the five ministers have written officially to inform the House of their unavailability due to some other pressing demands.

The Second Deputy Speaker, Alban Bagbin sounded a last caution to the Ministers to take the House serious.