The Majority in Parliament has launched investigations into an alleged misbehavior by the Deputy Minister-designate for Education Gifty Twum Ampofo toward Minority MP for Tamale North Alhassan Suhiyini.
Her public outburst directed at the NDC MP as to why she was subjected to some specific questions during the public hearing of the Appointment Committee, has angered the Minority side on The Committee which was brought to the plenary, when the Appointment Committee presented its report for debate.
Addressing the issue, the Majority Chief Whip and MP for Nsawam Adoagyiri Frank Annoh-Dompreh said the alleged conduct by her “will be investigated and if proven, we will do the needful thing (s)”.
Her action has forced the Minority in The House to pull a last minute surprise thereby, compelling the Speaker to defer the approval of the second batch of Deputy Minister Nominees who have already gone through vetting in accordance with The Standing Orders.
The House degenerated into controversies when The Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu informed the House that MP for Tamale North Alhassan Suhiyini has opposed the approval of the said nominee and expressed misgivings over the Committee presenting the report as an approval by consensus.
The NDC MPs have taken this action in response to the controversy over the Appointment Committee’s report in respect to the Deputy Minister-designate for Education Gifty Twum Ampofo.
The Committee, though, has recommended her approval, the bone of contention was that the Minority wanted the report to reflect that she was being approved by majority decision instead of consensus as captured in the Committee’s report.
Attempt by the Speaker, Alban Bagbin for the two sides to confer, based on a plea by the Majority was unsuccessful forcing him to defer the adoption of the motion.
Story by Edzorna Francis Mensah