Award Haruna Iddrisu As The Best Hypocrite In Parliament

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The Second Vice Chairman for Suame Constituency of New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Richard Akwasi Asante, has described the Minority Leader, Hon Haruna Iddrisu, as the best hypocrite in Ghana's parliament hence should be awarded accordingly.

The Members of Parliament for Tamale South, and Suame, according to Mr Asante, are members of the Parliamentary Services Board, which took the decision to construct the new chamber of parliament.

Speaking to the media in Kumasi, Mr Asante disclosed that Hon Haruna Iddrisu, suggested to the board during it's meetings that the new chamber, when built, should have a modern mosque attached to it, to guarantee freedom of worship in favour of Muslim legislators.

To prove his involvement in the decision making processes at the initial stage, the NPP Vice Chairman said, Hon Haruna Iddrisu , accompanied Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, to GHOne Television to explain the brain behind the new chamber.

Mr Asante described it as unfortunate the subsequent decision taken by the Former Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, to pretentiously hid himself when the Parliamentary Public Affairs Directorate invited the press to be addressed by both Majority and Minority Leaders.

Such act, according to Mr Asante, has proven the hypocritical behaviour of Hon Haruna Iddrisu, by creating the impression that only Hon Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, is footing for the construction of the chamber.

"Both the Majority and Minority Leaders are members of the Parliamentary Services Board and jointly agreed to the proposal for the construction of the new chamber hence to disassociate yourself constitutes hypocrisy" Mr Asante noted.

The Vice Chairman assured Ghanaians that the construction of the new chamber will be halted following the public grievances on the project.

According to him, after the Speaker of Parliament has written to the President to attend the sod cutting ceremony of the project, Hon Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, intervened for members of Parliament to make inputs.

The presidency according to Mr Asante, has denied having been engaged in the decision making process hence doesn't support the construction of the new chamber.

"As a listening government, Nana Addo Administration will not engineer the construction of such project due to the public outcry" Mr Asante said.

It would be recalled that in 2013 State of the Nation Address (SONA) , Former President John Dramani Mahama, called for feasibility studies towards construction of a new chamber for parliamentarians hence any resistance from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) should be seen as a mere hypocrisy.

Author - Dawuroafrica

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