The Department of Parliamentary affairs debunked rumors that some members of the house tested positive for Coronavirus but that isn’t the case according to the Minority Chief Whip of Ghana’s parliament.

The Minority Chief Whip, Honorable Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka accused the Public Affairs Department of lying to the public. He confirmed that two Members of Parliament tested positive for COVID-19 and some 13 other Parliamentary staff.

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Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Ocquaye

We recalled that the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Ocquaye ordered all members and staff of the house to undergo a mandatory testing. Rumors emerged that some of the MPs tested positive after the testing started.

Speaking in an interview on Joy Prime, the outspoken member of parliament for Asawase Constituency said, “When you go and lie to the people who pay us, you are endangering the lives of the staff, the parliamentarians and the general public.”

“I’m saying this with a lot of pain because national interest must be protected at all times,” he added.

A cross-section of parliamentarians

The MP said he called the Director of Public Affairs of parliament and asked if she really signed the statement which claimed no member of the house tested positive.

Honorable Muntaka said he won’t have any problem telling his constituents if he tested positive for the virus.

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