Minority protest laying of Special Prosecutor bill

There were heated exchanges on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday over the laying of the Office of the Prosecutor Bill.

The Minority in parliament contended that the bill must be withdrawn from the house because it was not laid according to proper procedure.

The Caucus earlier yesterday tried to prevent the Bill from being laid on the same grounds.

The Minority Chief Whip cited Order 78 of Parliament’s Standing Orders as being breached hence the need to withdraw and appropriately re-lay the bill.

But the Majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu contended that Muntaka’s claims were not legitimate.

Muntaka Mubarak argued that copies of the Bill brought to the House for perusal were not sufficient.

The first Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei Wusu, however, directed the Clerk of Parliament to make copies available for the MPs.

The setting up of the office of the Special Prosecutor was one of the key campaign promises made by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo which he explained was necessary in the fight against corruption in the country.



Source: citifmonline


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