Hon, Muntaka Mubarak on Tuesday February 26th 2019 on the floor of parliament accuses the Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyeremanten for snubbing and disrespecting the house.
Notice of motion had being served by the Minority Chief Whip Hon, Muntaka Mubarak in parliament to vote on censure against the Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyeremanten.
The Minister has failed to appear before the house on three occasion this month which he thinks the Minister is intentionally discourteous the house.
Trade and Industry Minister was fix a time to answer a question in the house on Tuesday but was absent with permission. However, the Minority Chief Whip says the Minister’s behavior must not be condone.
Mr Mubarak said he would soon trigger Order 180 of the standing Orders of the house on a vote of censure to remove the Minister from Office
“He has no respect for this House. He has no regard for this House. In the spate of one month, he asked that his questioning be postponed. Mr. Speaker I believe that this treating of Ministers with kid gloves is long overdue. They have no respect for this House.
“Even when you reschedule and ask them to come again, they will say they cannot be here because they think that an executive function is more important than a legislative function,” Muntaka said.
Alan not avoiding Parliament
Meanwhile, Deputy Majority Leader, Adwoa Safo says there is no justification for the intended motion the Minority wants to move.
“This is against our Standing Orders…It is not deliberate on the part of the Trade Minister to avoid answering questions in this House. It is not as if the Trades Minister does not respect this House. There is nothing to avoid.”