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General News of Thursday, 31 January 2019


Muntaka does not have the powers to suggest sanctions against Ken Agyapong - Privileges Committee

Minority Chief whip, Muntaka Mubarak Minority Chief whip, Muntaka Mubarak

Vice Chairman for Parliament’s Privileges Committee, Mr Andrew Kofi Agyapa Messer has a said it does not lie within the powers of MP for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak, to profess sanctions against Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong although he has filed a case against him.

The Vice Chair said, it is the prerogative of the Committee to sanction the maverick politician hence the claims by the NDC MP to call for the suspension of Kennedy Agyapong was neither here nor there.

He said, no member has the power to recommend sanctions to the committee.

The committee may recommend for the suspension or removal of the Assin Central MP as part of their recommendations but Muntaka Mubarak, cannot make such a suggestion because he is the complainant in the matter.

He also indicated that the committee has not arrived at a decision on the mode of hearing into complains filed by Muntaka Mubarak on some utterances made by Kennedy Agyapong.

Muntaka Mubarak, who is the Minority Chief whip wants Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, suspended from Parliament for the rest of this session.

According to the Asawase MP, he will push for this sanction when he appears before the Privileges Committee to make a case of contempt of parliament against his colleague.