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Vaz vows to stay away from Parliament until censure motion is debated

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 9:51 AM
West Portland Member of Parliament, Daryl Vaz had requested that the House declare that it has no confidence in Ferguson as health minister and recommend that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller remove him.

West Portland Member of Parliament, Daryl Vaz, says he will not return to Parliament until his censure motion against former health minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson, is debated.

The motion was expected to be debated in the House of Representatives on Tuesday but Speaker of the House of Representatives, Michael Peart, ruled that the debate was redundant.

Vaz had requested that the House declare that it has no confidence in Ferguson as health minister and recommend that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller remove him.

READ: Vaz walks out of Parliament as House Speaker rules against Ferguson censure motion

Since tabling the motion,  Simpson Miller has moved Ferguson from the health ministry and has shifted him to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

However, Vaz continues to insist that the matter should be debated in Parliament.

According to him, Ferguson is being shielded from being held accountable over the dead babies scandal.

The MP has vowed to keep pressing the matter.

 

West Portland Member of Parliament, Daryl Vaz

Vaz was speaking on Cliff Hughes Online yesterday on Power 106FM.

The government has been under pressure to take strong action against Ferguson and other members of the health ministry over the dead babies scandal.

There has been widespread outrage among Jamaicans following news that 19 babies died in bacterial outbreaks at two of the island’s main hospitals.