The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak is demanding sanctions against Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyeremanten for snubbing parliament.
According to Muntaka, the Minister has failed to appear in the House on three occasions in the course of this month which he says suggests that the said minister is deliberately being disrespectful to the House.
Parliamentary correspondent for Rainbow Radio, Afia Kwarteng in a report said the legislator will soon trigger Order 180 of the standing orders of the House on the vote of censure to ensure the minister is removed from office.
“He has no respect for this House. He has no regard for this House. In the spate of one month, he asked that his questioning be postponed. Mr. Speaker I believe that this treating of Ministers with kid gloves is long overdue. They have no respect for this House.
“Even when you reschedule and ask them to reappear, they will say they cannot be here because they think that an executive function is more important than a legislative function,” Muntaka said.
But Deputy Majority Leader Sarah Adjoa Safo says the move would be a needless exercise.
“This is against our Standing Orders…It is not deliberate on the part of the Trade Minister to avoid answering questions in this House. It is not as if the Trades Minister does not respect this House. There is nothing to avoid.”