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Parliament Summons Kennedy Over Contempt Charges

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The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has been summoned by Parliament to answer charges leveled against him.

He is to appear before the Privileges Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, July 3, in a public hearing.

The business magnate is reported to have made unpleasant remarks against minority leader and MP for Suame, Mr. Mensah Bonsu.

He described the house as “useless” for having the Suame MP as its leader.

A prima facie case was later established against him after opposition MP Muntaka Mubarak reported him to the House.

The Committee after examining the evidence said the MP breached Article 112 of the 1992 Constitution and Order 31(2) of Parliament’s Standing Orders as well as clause 4(9) of Code of Conduct of members of parliament.

“There Committee is expected to report its findings and recommendations to plenary after the hearing for the necessary actions and follow up,” a statement from Parliament said.

The Assin Central MP may be sanctioned based on the outcome of the probe by the Privileges Committee.

Meanwhile the minority leader has disclosed that Kennedy Agyapong has called to apologize for the unpleasant remarks.

He believes the business magnate would be spared if he apologizes to the Privileges Committee.

By: Emmanuel Britwum

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