COVID-19: 2 MPs tested positive; Parliament actually lied about it - Muntaka

COVID-19: 2 MPs tested positive; Parliament actually lied about it - Muntaka

- Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka has revealed that Parliament lied about the COVID-19 status of some MPs and staff

- The Minority Chief Whip in Parliament confirmed that 13 parliamentary staff have also tested positive

- Muntaka said he would have massaged the information to put out there since it was of national importance, instead of lying about it

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The Minority Chief Whip in Parliament, Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka, has revealed that Parliament lied about the COVID-19 status of some MPs and parliamentary staff as 2 MPs have the disease.

He confirmed that 13 parliamentary staff have also tested positive as reported.

As reported by theghanareport.com, he said in an interview on Joy Prime that the infected MPs were told of their status, prompting the Speaker’s directive for mandatory testing of all MPs and staff of parliament.

‘Parliament lied’ – Muntaka confirms 2 MPs tested positive for coronavirus

The Minority Chief Whip in Parliament, Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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According to him, when he saw the statement, he called the Director of Public Affairs Department, Kate Addo, only for her to confirm the statement.

Muntaka said he would have massaged the information to put out there since it was of national importance, instead of lying about it.

“When you go and lie to the people who pay us, you are endangering the lives of the staff, the parliamentarians and the general public.”

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that two Members of Parliament have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a report filed by ghanareport.com it was confirmed that they tested positive after some MPs did voluntary testing.

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Ocquaye, however, called for mandatory testing of MPs and staff to be carried out after the results of others came out positive.

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