The Minority side of the House has accused the government of frustrating the work of Parliament, by not allowing its Ministers to appear before the House, to answer scheduled questions relating to their respective ministries.
The Minority Chief Whip, Hon. Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka, expressed this concern on the floor of Parliament.
He said the Business Statement for the third week programmed Ministers to respond to questions asked of them during the week, but respective Ministers did not turn up to answer those questions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hon. Muntaka further stated that the government should be responsible to parliamentary questions, because its failure to do so frustrates the work of the House. He added that it is only through these questions that MPs play one of their key roles of oversight.
He appealed to the Speaker to impress on the Majority Leadership of the House, to entreat their Ministers to appear before the House to answer questions.
The Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, also said the Minority’s concerns have been noted. She noted further, that Ministers took the work of parliament seriously and that, the Majority would ensure that Ministers turn up to answer questions.