Ablakwa laments over 700 unresolved cases by parliamentary committees

Ablakwa laments over 700 unresolved cases by parliamentary committees

North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has disclosed that there are approximately 700 cases that have been referred to various parliamentary committees for investigation and remain unresolved.

This revelation has sparked frustration among both the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, and several Members of Parliament. They have expressed their dismay at the prolonged delay in presenting committee reports on critical national issues for consideration by the plenary.

Mr. Ablakwa specifically cited concerns about the Majority Caucus’ slow progress in finalizing the composition of its members on the ad-hoc committee tasked with probing these matters. Of note, these issues include the stalled National Cathedral Project.

In response to these delays, he called upon the Speaker to take decisive action against the leadership of such committees to ensure the prompt resolution of pending cases.

“We are either taking our constitutional mandate seriously or not. The people don’t elect us to come to this House to waste time and not attend to matters urgently and to derelict on our constitutional mandate, and so I think it is time to crack the whip,” he stated.

It was further revealed that during a workshop, the clerk indicated that there were around 700 referrals that have not been addressed, raising concerns about the efficiency of the parliamentary process.

The disclosure of these unresolved cases has led to growing criticism of the sluggishness and delays within the parliamentary committees, prompting calls for urgent action to address the backlog and ensure the timely resolution of critical national issues.