Madam Speaker, with respect, I am just on that track. The Hon Majority Leader himself has made some comments and I am making relevant comments. As for his
intervention, I do not really know the location of it in our Standing Orders.
Madam Speaker, we do not want to be there. So we should caution ourselves never to have this repeated. This blood bath was absolutely unnecessary, notwithstanding - [Interruptions] -- by whatever circumstances which have produced him here, not to say that the end justifies the means anyway, we welcome him to this House and hope that he would avail himself of good counsel in the House and to tread on the path of righteousness, not on the path of unrighteousness, all in a bid to ensure decorum in our civility and decorum in our body politic.
Madam Speaker, thanking you for the opportunity to make a few remarks to mark the beginning of this Meeting, I should also express gratitude to the Almighty God for giving us strength and life to assemble here this morning to continue the work entrusted to us by the good people of Ghana. I hope the recess has freshened all of us up and reinvigorated us to do what we have to do.
Madam Speaker, the new Hon Member has been sworn in to replace an Hon Member from the Minority who has transitioned. Even though we in the Minority have lost one of our Hon Members, we remain focused and even more determined than ever to perform our constitutional mandate to the best of
our ability. This is our commitment to the people of Ghana and we will not relent in this regard.
Madam Speaker, it is important for all of us to recognize that a vibrant Minority is a necessary ingredient and without its assertiveness, there cannot be any true democracy.
Madam Speaker, when we dialogue with the Majority to move the agenda of our national development forward, we expect transparency. Yesterday, I was not too happy; I told the Majority Leader of events. I hope that we will jaw jaw the more, particularly in fashioning the agenda for the Meeting; and he told me he did not do a few things; I would want to believe him because he is an honest person, he is an Hon Member, he is an Hon Majority Leader. If there are any deficiencies, we must guard against them to move this Parliament forward. There ought to be greater transparency in the conduct of business in this House.
Madam Speaker, on that note, I beg to second the motion, finally.
Question put and motion agreed to.