|Audio Attachment:Listen to Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu in an interview during Peace Fm's 6pm news bulettin.|
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has flatly rejected accusations by the deputy Minister of Energy and NDC MP for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini that NPP MP for Fanteakwa, Hon Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah made disparaging comments directed at Northerners in the country.
The Tamale Central MP who raised the concerns of 'tribal' insults on the floor of parliament on Wednesday, June 1, said the Fanteakwa MP refereed to Northerners as among others, people who lack the culture of property owning which makes them lazy and always wanting to be spoon-fed.
The Fanteakwa MP passed the alleged unfortunate comments on Peace FM’s flagship programme “Kokrokoo” while speaking to the issue of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) and why he thinks if some measures are not put in place it would fail.
A transcript of the alleged comments said to have been made by Mr. Asiamah and presented in Parliament by the Tamale Central NDC MP read: [Northerners] lack a culture of property owning which makes them very lazy; they always have to be spoon fed… All they do is to cut down trees and burn them into charcoal. Whenever you see a vehicle carrying charcoal, it is from the north. Why? They are always involved in tribal and community wars so the place is not stable; they are always on the move. Vandalism has also become a culture there.
But in a press statement signed by the Minority Leader and NPP MP for Suame, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, the opposition party said the MP’s statement had been twisted.
Below is the statement signed by the Fanteakwa MP Hon Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah.
NPP ON HONOURABLE ASIAMAH’S STATEMENT
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken notice of what happened on the floor of Parliament today regarding a statement allegedly made by Honourable Amankwah Asiamah, Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa on an Accra based radio station on Monday.
The party believes that the words and meaning of the MP’s statement has been twisted.
An investigation by the Privileges Committee of Parliament or any other body would establish this fact.
In the meantime if the statement by the Hon. MP has given offence to MP’s or any other person, the party unreservedly apologises.
Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu MP
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