Home / News / Pres. Akuffo Addo’s Absence In Jurisdiction Should Not Be Construed As An Inability To Function- Kyei Mensah Seeks To Clarify

Pres. Akuffo Addo’s Absence In Jurisdiction Should Not Be Construed As An Inability To Function- Kyei Mensah Seeks To Clarify

Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu today Tuesday, June 20, 2023, has raised an argument over the President’s absence within his jurisdiction being considered as his inability to function.

The majority had raised this concern after a letter read to the August house from the presidency indicating the president’s absence from Ghana.

Before the commencement of public business, the official letter was read to members by the second deputy speaker who was presiding at the time of the president’s six days working visit outside the country.

Andrew Asiamah Amoako – 2nd Deputy Speaker and MP, Fomena

Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu hence raised the argument, in an attempt to give clarity on the misconstruing of the president’s absence meaning to be his inability to function

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu – Majority Leader

This according to him, forms part of the holistic concern some of them hold for which they’re calling for the review of the constitution

MP for Okaikwei Central, Patrick Boamah rising to his feet, disagreed with the majority leader, giving his understanding while referring the article 68.

Patrick Boamah – MP, Okaikwei Central

However MP for Asawase, Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak and former minority chief whip rebated with the argument that indeed there’s no ambiguity in majority leadership’s submission, but this rather calls for the amendment or so to say review of the constitution since it’s long overdue.

Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak – MP, Asawase

Lands and Natural Resource Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor categorically stated that the constitution is very clear, He gave clarifications to that effect.

Samuel Abu Jinapor – Minister of Lands and Natural Resource and MP – Damongo

The second deputy speaker who was presiding at the time equally gave this take on the matter.

Story by Mary Quartey – Parliamentary Correspondent

About Adoa News

Check Also

Only 2% of Accra’s flooding issues have been addressed – Works & Housing Ministry

Ghana ranks highly among African countries that are most exposed to risks from multiple weather-related …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *