Mr Speaker, first of all, I
He has come at a very late hour, onewould say, in the very dying embers ofthe activities that are transacted inParliament. He intends to contest in themain elections, and given the environmentthat prevails there, it is almost likely thathe would return to this House as an HonMember, after the elections of 2016. Mr Speaker, this period is supposed toserve as a period for him to learn the rulesof the game in Parliament; how businessis conducted, how he is supposed toconduct himself and how he is supposedto, within this short time, avail himself ofthe tools that are used in this House. Mr Speaker, there are two primedocuments that Hon Members ofParliament are required to avail themselvesof. The first is our rules of procedure,otherwise referred to as the StandingOrders of the House. The second is theConstitution of the Republic. The importance of the two documentsfind expression in the volume, indeed, thesize of the documents. They would tell himwhich one is much more important thanthe other, but it is required, if he wants toregister himself strongly as a goodMember of Parliament, who would registerstrongly in the firmament of this House toperuse not only the Constitution, but forpurposes of transacting business in thisHouse, the Standing Orders of the House. Mr Speaker, without the rules, he wouldnot be a good player, and I know the HonSpeaker would stand by to rule him eitheroff-side or having breached one law or anorder of the House, and that could be aserious embarrassment to him.
I know that in many cases when thathas been applied, Hon Members havebecome tongue-tied thereafter, and notable to gather themselves up again toperform. So, it is important that, eventhough it is a very limited time, the HonMember is able to acquit himselfcreditably before us. For the time being, he would berequired to study how business isconducted in the House, perhaps, acouple of weeks -- I do not know howlong we would be staying in the House,with the various signals coming, butcertainly one signal would win the day. Mr Speaker, it is important for him,however long he stays in the Housebefore the conduct of elections, to learnthe rules and learn the rules very fast.There are many people in the House thathe could learn from. On our side, he is supposed to relateto the Hon Minority Chief Whip, Hon DanBotwe, fortunately for him, he is from thesame region. It should not be difficult forthe two of them to get along. As far as the application of the rulesis concerned, I believe watchingproceedings for the time being would doand the persons that I would recommendto him, where he is sitting, let him cast hiseyes across the spectrum of the House,and he would know those to learn goodpractice from. I do not intend to cite names,otherwise, some Hon Members may thinkthat I have not mentioned their names,and they may misinterpret the thinkingbehind the proposal. So, let him watchclosely and with clear eyes, not mistyeyes, those who acquit themselvescreditably in the House, and I believe hewould emerge.
I have worked with him. I know hispedigree, but sometimes the rules aredifferent outside. Here in this House, wedeal with truthfulness, not propaganda. Mr Speaker, do I need to repeat that?We deal with truthfulness. Mr Richard Mawuli Quashigah--rose --