Minority’s call for the removal of Health Minister surprising-Majority
The Majority in Parliament has accused the Minority of bad faith following their quest to have the Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu removed from.office.
The Minority has filed a motion for a vote of censure on the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu.
This came after the House adopted the report of the Ad-hoc committee set up to probe the botched Sputnik-V deal.
The Minority wants the Minister removed over his ‘dishonest’ role in the Sputnik-V vaccines procurement scandal.
The petition filed contains the signatures of all the 137 MPs on the side of the Minority.
But Deputy Majority Leader Alenxander Afenyo Markin says the action by the Minority is surprising especially when the country has moved on after the findings by the parliamentary committee.
“Our colleagues with us had agreed with us that we need to move on as a county and that the report by itself was by consensus. So today at the plenary, we adopted the Sputnik-V report as a house by consensus and I think it’s good for the country.”
“So we thought that we have dealt with this issue of Sputnik-V, but we are hearing that some attempts are being made to bring a motion of censure against the Health Minister. We will be surprised to see that happening on the floor of the house because it will amount to serious bad faith. That notwithstanding, we wait to see, but we have approved the report at the plenary by consensus just as the committee at itself arrived at with its findings and recommendations.”