The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Hon. Ken Ohene Agyapong today appeared before the Privileges Committee, to answer questions on why he was absent from the House for more than the stipulated fifteen sitting days during the First Meeting of the Second Session of the Eighth Parliament.
The maverick politician was referred to the committee recently by the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, together with two other policymakers, namely Henry Quartey of Ayawaso Central; and Sarah Adwoa Safo of Dome-Kwabenya.
The Speaker’s directive was to find out circumstances surrounding the absence of three Members of Parliament, pursuant to Article 97 (1c) of the 1992 Constitution.
The Honorable Member indicated to the House that his absence was inadvertent, due to ill health.
The committee chaired by the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and MP for Bekwai, Joseph Osei-Owusu sat in-camera.