The Minority has accused the Clerk of Parliament of being partisan.
According to the Minority, some NDC Members of Parliament were marked absent on Tuesday, 29 March 2022 even though they were present during the deliberation on the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy).
Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, speaking on the floor of parliament, today, Thursday, 31 March 2022 cautioned against any display of political affiliation by the Clerk of Parliament.
The Asawase MP noted that “it is true that people may have their party affiliation but what we expected from them are fairness and accurate reporting.”
In his view, marking the Minority MPs absent was a calculated attempt by the clerk to court public disaffection for the Minority side “and that purpose, unfortunately, has been achieved out there.”
From the Majority side, the Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, defended the clerk of parliament.
He warned the Minority against tagging the clerk as partisan.