Osei-Kyei Mensah Bonsu said his side would be presenting the true state of the nation next week.
Minority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has hinted his side would be presenting the true state of the nation next week.
The minority leader said the state of the nation must dwell on the realization of basic human rights, health of the economy, employment and education for the citizenry.
Article 34 (2) of the constitution stipulates that “The President shall report to Parliament at least once a year all the steps taken to ensure the realization of the policy objectives contained in this Chapter and, in particular, the realization of basic human rights, a healthy economy, the right to work, the right to good health care and the right to education”.
Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, who doubles as the MP for Suame, Kumasi, in Ashanti Region said Ghanaians would be the better judges whether President Mahama presented the current state of the Ghanaian economy.
Mensah Bonsu said the decision to be quiet was a sign of respect to the House and the president.
“For the avoidance of doubt, it is important to state for the record that we in this House have agreed to listen to the president’s insight. This self imposition is to protect the dignity of the house and indeed the presidency.
“Let nobody tomorrow say that the President so much mesmerized the House that we couldn’t do anything but listen to him in silence,” he said.