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Speaker Mike Oquaye recalls MPs from suspension

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Speaker Mike Oquaye has recalled MPs to the Residence, three days soon after he suspended sitting indefinitely.

In a communique to Associates of Parliament, the Speaker invoked his rights beneath Purchase Six of the Standing Orders of Parliament.

“I, Correct Honourable Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament, do hereby direct that, the parliament of Ghana shall, notwithstanding anything at all to the opposite, resume sittings of the first assembly of the fourth session… on Wednesday, the 8th of April 2020…” he wrote.

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Speaker Mike Oquaye in the Household on Saturday

MPs are staying named to approve some of the steps to consist of the Covid-19 outbreak which President Nana Akufo-Addo introduced in his handle to the nation on Sunday.

The Property, according to JoyNews resources, is also predicted to approve the appointment of Ledzokuku MP, Bernard Okoe-Boye as Deputy Overall health Minister.

Dr. Okoe-Boye’s appointment was announced in a assertion from the Jubilee House on Monday.

He replaces Alexander Abban who has been reshuffled and now serves as the Deputy Communications Minister.

La Dadekotopon MP, Vincent Sowah Odotei who held the submit has been axed for undisclosed explanations.

“President Akufo-Addo many thanks Hon. Sowah Odotei for his providers to the nation and needs him well in his foreseeable future endeavours,” the Jubilee Household stated.

Suspension of sitting down

Prof. Oquaye’s choice to suspend sitting down courted anger from the opposition in the Dwelling.

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The NDC MPs threatened authorized motion in opposition to the Speaker

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs described him as a dictator, citing failure to seek the advice of them on his determination.

The House was to begin with scheduled to adjourn for recess but the Speaker stated MPs could not go on holiday since “we are not in standard periods,” in reference to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Greater part Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu defended the Speaker, arguing the Minority Chief Haruna Iddrisu had failed to go to pre-sitting conferences with the Speaker which is why he was not conscious of the determination.



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