Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has disclosed that the Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya, Hon. Sara Adwoa Safo has spurn all efforts to communicate with the majority leadership in parliament.
According to him, she has rather been dealing directly with the staff of the parliamentary service staff.
Speaking on Okay Fm's Ade Akye Abia, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu revealed how arduous it has been for the majority to track down the Dome-Kwabenya MP and possibly get first-hand information about her current situation, and her interest or otherwise in serving as an MP.
He pointed out since Adwoa Safo has been entrusted with the duty of representing the people of Kwabenya in parliament, it is his (Kyei Mensah's) responsibility to demand and ensure accountability of the various developmental projects on their behalf.
"But If you refuse to communicate with us, how are we going to know what is wrong with you and possibly guard your interest in your constituency?
"Since she left, i have not been able to speak to her directly as the majority leader. I only get access to her special assistant. Even when she needed an extension of her leave of absence, she refused to go through the right process by informing her colleagues on the majority side but sent a letter directly to the Speaker of Parliament and that has been her modus operandi since," he lamented.
Hon Mensah Bonsu who is also the Member of Parliament for Suame, further disclosed that "the privileges' committee had to serve her through the same special assistant i contacted for her to get in touch with me before they could properly serve her to appear before the committee, but even with that I don't think she has even responded to the committees' invitation.
"So if they are still unable to reach her, they will have to go for a substituted service to force her to appear before the committee and i clearly don't think it should get to this," he added.
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Privileges Committee Summon Adwoa Safo After Failing To Reach Her
The Privileges Committee of Parliament has summoned publicly Sarah Adwoa Safo, Dome Kwabenya MP, to appear before the committee on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
According to a press release issued by the Parliamentary Service and signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Kate Addo, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection failed to honour all invitations to appear before the Committee after the Speaker’s directive.
The fresh summons is to be published in “all relevant media”.
“This comes after all attempts to reach Honorable Member by the Committee failed,” parts of the summons read.
“The summons from part of the Committee’s work, referred to by the Speaker, Rt. Hon Alban Bagbin, pursuant to Article 97(1)(C) of the Constitution and Orders 15 and 16(1) of the Standing Orders of Parliament, for consideration and report to the House, on the absence of the Member from Parliament for more than fifteen sittings, without permission in writing of the Speaker during the First Meeting of the Second Session of the Eight Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.
“The Committee has employed all available means, both official and unofficial to serve the Member with an invitation letter, including sending the invitation letter to her office and pigeonhole in Parliament, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, where she superintended as the Sector Minister, her official email addresses, known social media handles and through her Personal Assistant,” the statement read further.
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