Minority initiates Vote of Censure against Health Minister

Minority initiates Vote of Censure against Health Minister

The Minority in Parliament has initiated one other Vote of Censure against Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu.

The movement, filed by Ketu North Member of Parliament (MP), Dr James Klutse Avedzi, Asawase MP; Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak and Banda MP; Ahmed Ibrahim, follows the Ministry’s determination to interact in worldwide transactions with out Parliamentary approval opposite to article 181 of the 1992 Constitution.

The Motion, when moved, will have the Health Minister reply six questions concerning the transaction surrounding the procurement and provide of vaccines.

Minority initiates Vote of Censure against Health Minister

The movement questions the choice of the Minister to safe vaccine at the cost of $19, when the then ex-factory value was $10.

The transaction touches sections 40 and 41 of the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) as amended by Act 914.

The Minister of Health transacted with the private office of Sheik Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum and paid US$850,000, which has a cedi equal of GHS16.3 million under a void settlement.

The Motion reads partly that: “The conduct of the Minister constitutes a direct breach of the Constitution and laws passed by Parliament and the Minister of Health be removed by a vote of censure passed in accordance with article 82 of the 1992 Constitution.”

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