Privileges Committee recommends Ken Agyapong’s suspension

Privileges Committee recommends Ken Agyapong’s suspension

- Privileges Committee of Parliament has recommended that the Assin Central MP, Ken Agyapong, suspended for insulting the House

- The Committee has urged the House to adopt its recommendations “by suspending Mr Agyapong for the rest of this session

The Privileges Committee of Parliament has recommended that Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong be suspended for saying the House is "cheap".

The committee in its report after the public hearing of the case opined that: “ The committee has carefully considered the matter 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 enactment, and concluded that the honourable 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”.

"Accordingly, the committee recommends to the House to adopt its report and sanction honourable Ken Ohene Agyapong by suspending him for the rest of this session or reprimand him."

Privileges Committee recommends Ken Agyapong’s suspension

Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong. Source: Starrfmonline.com

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Mr. Agyapong vehemently denied before the committee that he called the House “useless” but however, admitted he said the House was "cheap".

Mr. Agyapong reportedly described the House as “useless” for having Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu as its Majority leader on Accra-based Net2 TV, which belongs to him.

He was responding to comments by a New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ashanti Regional executive’s on the Anas exposé.

These comments compelled Muntaka Mubarak to file a motion to refer him to Parliament’s Privileges Committee.

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Mr. Agyapong contended that Muntaka Mubarak’s referral was based on comments taken out of context.

Kennedy Agyapong had described Muntaka Mubarak as dumb for referring him to Parliament’s Privileges Committee over the purported insult.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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