Five Ministers Needed In Parliament

Five ministers are expected to be invited to Parliament this week to answer various questions from the floor of the House. They are the Minister of the Interior, Mr. Cletus Avoka; Minister of Transport, Mr. Mike Hammah; Minister of Education, Mr. Alex Tettey-Enyo; Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Rashid Pelpuo, and the Minister of Health, Dr. George Sipa Yankey. The Majority Leader and Chairman of the Business Committee of Parliament, Mr. A.S.K. Bagbin, told the House that in all, 22 questions are expected to be asked. Key amongst them is one to be posed to the acting Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Rashid Pelpuo, by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Atwima Mponua, Mr. Isaac Kwame Asiamah, on the pending African Hockey Championship slated to be held in the country in July this year. Mr. Isaac Asiamah had raised the issue some days back but because of the absence of a Minister of Youth and Sports, following the Presidentís directive to the then Minister, Muntaka Mohammed, to proceed on leave, the issue could not be addressed. The Majority Leader told the House that papers to be laid in the coming week included reports of the Auditor-General on the statement of Foreign Exchange receipts and payments of the Bank of Ghana for the two and half years ended December 31, 2005 and also for the two and half years ended December 31, 2007. Other papers to be laid include the report of the Auditor-General on the Public Accounts of Ghana (Consolidated Fund) for the year ended December 31, 2007 as well as the Public Accounts Committee on the report of the Auditor General on the National and Regional Houses of Chiefs and traditional councils for the period 2001-2004.