The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye has debunked public criticism that the house failed to remember victims of the Kintampo and Gomoa accidents and rather observed a minute silence for citizens of foreign countries that also recorded tragedies.
According to the Speaker, the MP for Kintampo South, Felicia Adjei had been earlier tasked by the Leadership of Parliament to brief the house on accident.
Parliament on Monday, March 25, 2019 observed a minute silence for victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe as well as the Christchurch shootings in New Zealand but there was no tribute on Ghanaian tragedy that left 62 passengers dead.
The incident saw many criticize the Chamber for such discrimination but In defence of Parliament, the Speaker said, the MP was still in her constituency dealing with the aftermath of the accident and thus, commiserations were shelved until her return.
According to him, the allegation that the House was not concerned about the plight of Ghanaians is misguided stating “This Honourable House is very…very much concerned with such matters and have addressed such matters with expedition and dutifully at all relevant times.”