Friday, September 24, 2021

Cash for seat: Stop arguing, you ignored your opportunity – Minority told

Spokesperson for the "Cash for seat" committee, Yaw Boabeng Asamoah, has asked the Minority in Parliament to stop arguing since they ignored the opportunity  read the content of the report.

The Minority in Parliament on Tuesday  staged a walkout from Parliament over the “cash for seat” Committee report following a probe into claims that the Trade Ministry extorted $100,000 from expatriates to allow them to sit close to the President during the Ghana Expatriates Business Awards in December 2017.

Speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive, Yaw Boabeng Asamoah, a member of the committee, stated that the Majority in Parliament did not prevent the Minority from accessing the report.

He added that the report is a public document and that interested persons could easily access and analyze the content.

" We are done with the report and it can be accessed and read by all. There is no need to argue with the Minority over this. They had the opportunity and chose to ignore it. We need to respect Parliament," he fumed.

According to him, Parliament is growing and that it will be prudent for lawmakers to respect that.

He added that although monies were paid, it did not violate any law and urged the general public to access the report in order to be informed.

Ghana | | Vivian Adu Boatemaa

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