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General News of Monday, 5 November 2018


Speaker highly commends Roads Minister for being responsive

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye, has is so much enthused about the work rate and responsiveness of the Minister of Roads to calls by the House.

Rt. Prof. Oquaye could not hide his admiration for Hon. Nana Amoako-Attah, who is also the Member of Parliament for Atiwa West.

At a sitting in Accra, Friday, the Speaker singled out Hon. Amoako-Attah out of all the Ministers for praise as being the best attending to calls by the House to answer to questions relating to his ministry.

His commendation came after Hon. Amoako-Attah had answered some questions relating to the Roads and Highways Ministry.

It is not the first time the Speaker has lauded Hon. Amoako-Attah for his dedication and call to duty.

During last meeting, Hon. Amoako-Attah was also singled for commendation by the Speaker for his respect and attending to calls by the House whenever he is needed.

Many Ministerd have in one way or the other let their deputies represent them whenever the House calls on them to answer or respond to questions relating to the respective ministries.

The House on many occasions have declined to admit deputy ministers to respond to questions relating to their reapective ministries, prefering instead, the substantive minister.

Many MPs who spoke to sees the Speaker’s commendation of Hon. Amoako-Attah as apt and in order looking at his responsiveness to calls by the House.

To others, the commendation of the Roads and Highways minister did not come to them as surprise, having been very punctual to Parliamentary sittings as a lawmaker.

An elated Hon. Amoako-Attah in an interview said he will not be swollen-headed since the commendation by the Speaker has rather urged him on to do more for the country.

He said the office he is occupying is a public one and therefore is accountable to the people.

“So if at anytime the people I am serving calls me to render accounts to them, it is an obligation to honour such calls”, he noted.