Speaker of Parliament, Mike Oquaye, has called off planned recess for Customers of Parliament, telling them “we cannot go on holidays for the reason that we are not in usual situations.”
Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, in reaction explained the transfer as surprising and dictatorial, insisting his facet of the Residence will not acknowledge it for the reason that the Speaker has no ability to do so.
The Initially Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Seventh Parliament was anticipated to adjourn indefinitely on Saturday, April 4, 2020, so the Dwelling can rise and go on recess.
MPs were envisioned to return in about two months, for the Second Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Seventh Parliament.
But Prof. Mike Oquaye explained to MPs on Saturday night, he would fairly suspend sitting down indefinitely for the reason that Ghana is not in usual moments (in reference to the Covid-19 pandemic).
He chastised Ningo Prampram MP, Samuel George, for writing a letter to him indicating he will no for a longer period participate in proceedings in the dwelling at a time Covid–19 is spreading for the reason that the Dwelling was not working with unexpected emergency issues. He went on to lay out a tall list of organizations the Property dealt with which he claimed was essential to the nation’s advancement.
For each the standing orders which manual the get the job done of Parliament, if the Speaker adjourns sitting, he will have to give a 14-day see to Associates of Parliament ahead of the House can be recalled.
But in choosing to lengthen the very first meeting of the fourth session, the MPs can consider their break but the Speaker can remember them on any day he chooses to, without the 14-day discover.
Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, explained to the Dwelling he was “shell shocked” by the motion of the Speaker because he has no ability to increase sitting down. He criticised the Speaker for deficiency of consultation on the conclusion.
Some Minority MPs were virtually going for walks out of the chamber soon after the Minority Chief challenged the Speaker but resumed their seats to make it possible for for the The vast majority Leader to remark on the Speaker’s choice.
Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu instructed MPs the Vast majority Caucus has determined to donate GH¢100,000 to governing administration to help the struggle towards Coronavirus.
Prof. Mike Oquaye in the system of his handle disclosed to MPs he experienced taken the Covid-19 examination about a few days ago and it turned out detrimental.
Prof Mike Oquaye has absent ahead to suspend sitting indefinitely instead of adjourning indefinitely.