Minority demands whereabouts of majority leader               

The Minority in Parliament has accused the majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu of abandoning the House to attend to other businesses unrelated to the activities of the House.

The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak said the House deserves an explanation for the absence of Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu from Parliament.

He contended that the majority leader convinced the House to extend the period for recess by one more week only for him to travel out of the country.

Drawing the Speakers attention to the issue, Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak said, the Majority must explain the actions of their leader.

But the Deputy Majority Leader, Adwoa Safo said the enquiry is unnecessary as the business of the House can be conducted without the presence of the Majority Leader.

According to her, the Majority leader and other members of Parliament were attending to important business on behalf of the House hence his absence from the House.

Absenteeism has been a major issue in Parliament as the House has on several occasions come under attack over the rising incidents of absenteeism without permission, captured in a regular report by CSO, Odekro.

The Speaker of Parliament has even had the cause to complain about the attendance of MPs to the house which he says continues to affect the business of the House.

Source: Fiilafmonline/Citi




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