Parliament adjourns sitting for short break, reconvenes January 24

| Updated Mar 25, 2017 at 3:00am



Parliament has adjourned to reconvene on Tuesday, January 24 2017.

The short break is to afford the leadership and the Committee on Selection, the opportunity to compose other committees of the House for effective conduct of Parliament Business.

Presenting the Business statement of the House for the Second week, the Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said an induction seminar will also be organized for all new members at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) from Friday, January 27 to Monday, January 31, 2017.

“The seminar would afford especially new members the opportunity to be equipped with the necessary guidelines that will facilitate their work as Members of Parliament,” Mr Kyei- Mensa- Bonsu said.

He said the Leadership of the House, will as soon as practicable after the first seminar, arrange another induction and orientation seminar for all Members of the Seventh Parliament.

The Speaker of the House, Reverend Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye, at Wednesday’s sitting, cautioned that the House would seriously observe the dressing code, which could be African, Oriental, or European but formal.

“Let’s be mindful of that, and do it well,” the Speaker said.

Meanwhile, the House on Wednesday, as the day before, spent quite some time in the correction of names and constituencies wrongly spelt.

A number of members also drew the attention of the Speaker as having being marked absent, while they had been present.

The Speaker on the previous day had allowed the corrections, to allow especially new members to develop confidence.

However, it was the consensus of the House that members consulted the Table Office to effect the necessary corrections, as well as members to write their names in the Attendance Book, for the correct spellings of their names and their presence to be captured.