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Tue, Sep

Majority Leader rejects Minority’s criticisms

Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah- Bonsu, the Majority Leader, has dismissed criticism from the Minority in Parliament that the government is taking too long to bring its bills before the House.

According to him, the claim by the Minority was not true because the government was within time and had not delayed in presenting the bills before the House.

Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu made the statement when he spoke to the media at Parliament House.

The Minority had complained on the floor of Parliament that they were not happy with the government business in the House.

They also claimed that Members of Parliament (MP) were invited to the House without much activity, while ministers who were summoned to the House to answer questions did so without adequate preparation.

The bills expected to be put before the House include the three Development Authorities Bills as well as the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu also gave an assurance that the bills slated for the House would come by the close of the week and the relevant referrals made.

He said in the course of next two weeks the House would be called up to do justice to the bills. 

Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu announced that the repair works on the roof of Parliament which was ripped off some few months ago would be completed by the close of next week.

He explained that the job should have been finished last week, but the consultant said there were some challenges between the main contractor and the sub-contractors.

He, however, gave an assurance that the repair works were likely to be finalised by the end of next week.