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Speaker Angry Over MPs Absenteeism

Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, on Tuesday morning sent a strong warning to members of parliament of his unreadiness to tolerate MPs who gained notoriety of absenting themselves from the proceeding of parliament.

The Speaker gave the warning before he angrily suspended sitting in the morning before members present could not form a quorum.

The suspension of the House follows a concern raised by, Hon. Mahama Ayariga, MP for Bawku Central.

The Bawku Central lawmaker had invoked article 102 of the 1992 constitution over the attendance of his colleagues.

MP in chambers of parliament

A deputy majority Whip, Moses Anim, who sought to explain the MPs absenteeism could not convince the speaker to allow proceedings to continue.

Prof. Mike Oquaye was later forced to suspend the House with a warning that he will no more tolerate such behaviours from the Lawmakers.

This is not the first time the Speaker has cautioned MPs over their absenteeism and lack of seriousness towards the House.

The Speaker on Thursday, 24 October 2019, suspended sitting over the absence of the Minister of Fisheries, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, to answer some questions posed by some MPs.

 

Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba

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