The Parliament of Ghana has deferred the discussion on the report of the Privileges Committee on the Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong.
The committee had recommended the suspension or a reprimand for the maverick politician who was found guilty of contempt of Parliament.
The report was brought to the fore of Parliament following complains by certain minority members of the House that it was long overdue.
The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Aaron Oquaye demanded the presentation of the report which read in part as follows:
“The Committee noted the apology rendered by the Member and therefore did not consider expulsion as a sanction to be imposed,” the Committee, Chaired by First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei-Owusu, stated in its report.
The report added that: “In the light of the totality of the evidence gathered, and, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, the Standing Orders and other relevant enactments, concluded that the Hon. Member for Assin Central Constituency, Mr Ken Ohene Agyapong is, indeed, in contempt of Parliament for the remarks he made that ‘Parliament is cheap’ and ‘Parliament is useless’”.
The Committee further recommended that the House sanctions “Hon. Ken Ohene Agyapong by suspending him for the rest of this Session or reprimand him”.
Many expected the House to discussion the report today, Wednesday, 13th February, 2019.
The discussion did not however but have been deferred, GhanaNewsPage.Com has learnt.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com