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Speaker Mike Oquaye remembers MPs for two-day unexpected emergency sitting


Speaker Mike Oquaye has recalled MPs to the Property, a few times just after he suspended sitting down indefinitely.

In a communique to Members of Parliament, the Speaker invoked his legal rights below Purchase Six of the Standing Orders of Parliament.

“I, Correct Honourable Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament, do hereby immediate that, the parliament of Ghana shall, notwithstanding something to the opposite, resume sittings of the very 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 known as to approve some of the steps to comprise the Covid-19 outbreak which President Nana Akufo-Addo introduced in his address to the country on Sunday.

The House, according to JoyNews sources, is also predicted to approve the appointment of Ledzokuku MP, Bernard Okoe-Boye as Deputy Wellness Minister.

Dr. Okoe-Boye’s appointment was declared 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 article has been axed for undisclosed causes.

“President Akufo-Addo thanks Hon. Sowah Odotei for his providers to the region and needs him very well in his upcoming endeavours,” the Jubilee Residence reported.

Suspension of sitting

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

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The NDC MPs threatened legal action from the Speaker

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs described him as a dictator, citing failure to check with them on his final decision.

The Home was at first scheduled to adjourn for recess but the Speaker reported MPs could not go on getaway due to the fact “we are not in common situations,” in reference to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Greater part Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu defended the Speaker, arguing the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu had unsuccessful to attend pre-sitting down meetings with the Speaker which is why he was not knowledgeable of the determination.


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