Hon Minority Leader, today, you have ascribed things to me that I do not know of. As far as the first matter is concerned, my view was strictly to abide by the Lord's Prayer which says that I should not be led into temptation.
I did not want to be led into the temptation of discussing that issue. This is because I know there are strong views on it in the House, and I would want to stay out of it for the time being—Majority
Leader, Leader of the House, Leader of Government Business; I think you are right, but I do not intend to rule on it.
The Motion has been moved and ably seconded.
I want to assure you that there is no sense on my part. I am your humble servant and if you ask me to sit here till 8:00 in the evening, I would be prepared to sit. But I was advised that it was rather you who was in a hurry to go for a committee meeting. You have very important matters to adhere to.
That is why I was trying to move the House to adjourn in your favour. But if you say we should stay behind, no problem. I am willing to stay behind, or I should take the Motion?
Before I take the Motion, I want to draw your attention to Standing Order 70 (1), which says;
“Mr Speaker may make Statements on any matter of interest to the House.”
I believe that Mr Speaker, in this circumstance, means First Deputy Speaker as well as Second Deputy Speaker, and I want to bring the attention of the House to the fact that one of our Hon Colleagues, to be precise, Hon Prof. Gyan-Baffour has written a book titled, “Strategic Management—Concept and Analysis”, which he is launching this afternoon. He has been gracious enough to give me a copy of his book.
Hon Members, I think it is a laudable thing. The book is about strategic management of organisations and strategic management as an art of decision- making.
I will ask him what time it is being launched, so that we use the opportunity to invite all of you to be there.
Yes, Prof. Gyan-Baffour, what time and where is it being launched?