Minority Leader Calls For Rti Bill

The story by DAILY GUIDE on the Finance Minister appearing before Parliament to deliver an urgent statement on the economy, on Tuesday, opened a can of worms when the Minority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu expressed concern about how the leadership of Parliament had been concealing certain agenda of the House from him.

He told DAILY GUIDE that the Finance Minister’s presence in Parliament on Tuesday came as surprise to him because he only got to know of it on the radio after DAILY GUIDE had broken the news.

He said such situations did not augur well for consensus building in Parliament.

“I am the leader of the Minority in Parliament and if certain information concerning the work of Parliament is kept away from me then obviously confusion is going to be created in Parliament,” he said, adding that Parliament grows on consensus building which brings about transparency and these eventually ensure that there is accountability in government.

He said sometimes he is not informed about pre-sitting meetings and that creates suspicion for the Minority.

He indicated that the Right to Information Bill could help address some of these developments and therefore urged the government to quickly send the bill to Parliament for its passage.