The Privileges Committee of Parliament has been given two weeks to submit a report to the House on an invitation it is to extend radio host Blakk Rasta over comments he made on the entire membership of the House.
Speaker of Parliament Edward Doe Adjaho Thursday ruled the Committee should submit a report within the two weeks, the same period they are to invite him for questioning.
“This is a proper and fit case to refer to the privileges committee. I am giving the committee two weeks to submit their report to the House.
“In the deliberations of their work they should take article 123 into account. Therefore, the publication is referred to them and in that publication the person whose name has been mentioned and the paper and radio station referred accordingly.”
Some two other institutions the Daily Searchlight, which published the story, and Hitz FM, where the said comments were electronically made, are to receive official invites to appear before the Committee.
Earlier Thursday, the Majority Leader, Alban Gbagbin told an incensed House that it was about time they let people know which “powers,” they had.
Such utterances he said “fuels indiscipline.”
The controversial radio host is reported to have said that about 80 percent of Members of Parliament (MP) smoke marijuana popularly known locally as ‘wee’ and therefore, does not see the reason why its usage has not been legalized in the country.
“There are about 80% of parliamentarians who smoke weed so why do people think those who smoke marijuana go mad.”
His comments have irked the parliamentarians who are pushing for him to be dragged before the Privileges Committee of the House for questioning.
MP for Afigya Sekyere East, David Hennric Yeboah, who raised the issue on the floor of Parliament Wednesday, prayed to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, to immediately summon the reggae musician for denigrating the legislature.
The Speaker, who was equally not enthused about the reggae musician’s comments directed Hennric Yeboah to meet him at his office for further deliberations before making a pronouncement or ruling on the matter.
Moments after the sitting Wednesday, Mr. Hennric Yeboah told Kasapafmonline.com’s parliamentary correspondent, Stephen Odoi-Larbi, he only wants Blakk Rasta “to appear before the Privileges Committee of Parliament to share his findings on ‘wee’ smokers with members.”