Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has emphatically stated that the House neither discussed nor approve salaries and allowances for Presidential Spouses as being bandied about.
According to him, members of parliament were not even provided with a copy of the Prof. Ntiamoah Baidu committee’s report to peruse.
Speaking on Okay Fm’s “Ade Akye Abia” programme, the NDC MP stressed that the committee’s report did not even make it to the floor of parliament, let alone have members debate on it and approve the recommendations thereof.
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“The Heavens can bear me witness I was a member of the seventh parliament and I did not see any committee’s report so I don’t even know where this claim of parliamentary approval is coming from because our standing orders is clear.
Before the House approves something, members of parliament must have a copy and I can tell you authoritatively that no member of the house has a copy of the committee’s report.
“I challenge anybody who claims otherwise to come out to dispute what i’m saying. Parliament is a house of records and that is why we should not be joking with certain things,” he fumed.