General News of Friday, 27 February 2015
Communication Minister Omane Boamah has commended the Minority in Parliament for comporting themselves throughout president’s delivery of the State of the Nation Address in Parliament.
“When the Minority go wrong in this country, we try as much as possible to bring it to bare, and when they do the right thing too, we need to commend them and so I think they did very well…,” he said.
President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday February 26, 2015 delivered the annual State of the Nation address to Parliament.
He chronicled a litany of projects his government intends to execute.
The minority members wore black, apparently to sympathise with what they claimed to be crisis situation in Ghana’s power sector.
Compared to previous addresses where the minorities were seen to be loud, this time around, they were silent throughout the address.
The Minority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu later explained that the minority’s silence was partly to respect the House and the President stating, “Let nobody tomorrow say that the President so much mesmerized the House that we couldn’t do anything but listen to him in silence”.
But Mr. Boamah on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Thursday expressed surprise at the turn of events during the president’s address.
“The minority behavior is a far improvement over the years and I’m so happy to have seen them in that manner. Their comportment was very good and so I commend them for that,” he stated.
The minority has said it will present a ‘true’ State of the Nation address on Wednesday March 4, 2015.
This is to counter President John Mahama’s version of the State of the Nation which was presented in Parliament Thursday.