Privileges Committee of Parliament has slated Thursday, August 5 for the hearing of the case in which Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, is reported to have instigated attacks against JoyNews‘ reporter, Erastus Asare Donkor.
This was disclosed after a virtual meeting on Monday, July 27, to fashion out if the actions of Mr Agyapong breach the orders of Parliament and if so, recommend appropriate sanctions.
According to the Committee, the sitting will be held at 5:00 pm.
Mr Agyapong was dragged to the Committee after the MP for Tamale North, Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini, drew the attention of the House to the matter as he moved for the motion that the Assin Central MP be investigated for his recent actions.
“For those utterances to be attributed to a Committee Chairman (Defence and Interior Committee) of this House, I think it calls for the attention of this House. Mr Speaker, he said that if he were the President of Ghana, he would have ensured that the said journalist, Erastus Asare Donkor, is beaten seriously and this comes in the wake of another such utterance he made in relation to Ahmed Suale which led to the identity of Suale being compromised and eventually murdered.
“I think that as a former journalist, I feel obliged to draw the attention of the House to the conduct of MP which in my view, brings this House into disrepute and so Mr Speaker, I urge you to exercise your powers and refer this conduct of the honourable Member to the Privileges Committee to ascertain the veracity of the comments made and recommend some sanctions that will serve as a deterrent to other members,” he said.
Mr Alhassan Suhuyini, who is a complainant in the case will be the first witness to appear before the Committee.
Meanwhile, the Multimedia Group has filed a formal complaint against the Assin Central legislator, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong for threatening the life of one of its journalists, Erastus Asare Donkor.
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