The seventh Parliament’s resumption follows a directive of the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye.
A statement signed by Parliament’s Director of Community Affairs, Kate Addo explained the directive was in accordance with Order 6 of the Standing Orders of Parliament.
“All Honourable Users and staff members are to consider take note and show up at upon the Residence timeously. Remember to take note that all COVID-19 protocols will be noticed at all Parliamentary Sittings,” it mentioned.
Immediately after the just-ended elections, some of the MPs who experienced been in parliament for numerous yrs made the decision not to stand again.
So significantly, at the very least 15 incumbent Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs have shed their seats.
That is aside from the 10 NDC MPs who lost their primaries in 2019, seven incumbent MPs are retiring.
That means 32 present NDC MPs out of the 106 MPs are not returning to Parliament in 2021.
Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament
Almost 72 incumbent MPs on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are also not returning to Parliament.
At minimum 34 incumbent New Patriotic Get together (NPP) MPs lost their seats in the December 7 elections.
About 21 of them are possibly ministers, ministers of state, or deputy ministers.
41 incumbent MPs shed through the NPP primaries this calendar year and so did not contest in basic elections and 4 NPP MPs are retiring and the NPP will shed at minimum 78 MPs out of their 169 in the future parliament.
For that reason, in whole, the two the NPP and the NDC will drop 111 out of the 275 incumbent MPs will not return to Parliament in 2021.