Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the member of parliament for North Tongu has explained the reasons behind the Minority's boycotting of the Appointments Committee sitting on Wednesday.
According to him, the Minority cannot effectively carry out its duties as the Majority side-stepped an agreement to hold off the vetting processes until after Easter.
The Minority on Wednesday left the Appointments Committee sitting after they accused the Majority of a 'surprise' vetting even though there was prior agreement that both sides would take a break effective Wednesday.
Remarking on the issue to Citi FM news, the North Tongu MP said, "Our leader, the Minority leader [Haruna Iddrisu] expressed concern that what has been agreed at the Business Committee meeting and at the Appointments Committee meeting was that, we take a break and we will return in May to continue with the vetting of the remaining Deputy Minister nominees.What has happened is that, the Majority has sought to take us by surprise."
Remember that we had expressed concern about the way we were being treated… We were not being supported to carry out diligent work. CVs will come a night to the day and some of them will come on the day. Everything is being rushed."
Last Friday, the Majority leader while addressing the House on the president's financial statement, called for the House to begin its recess on the Friday before Easter, however the move was vetoed by the Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu.
According to Mr Iddrisu, the recess should be implemented from today, Wednesday which will give ample time for the Appointments Committee to present a report on the vetting of the 50 deputy ministers-designate.