Wednesday, September 28, 2022

COVID-19: Alban Bagbin suspends sitting in parliament as 17 MPs test positive

Alban Bagbin

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has announced the suspension on sitting in parliament as about 17 members of parliament (MPs) tested positive for COVID-19.

He stated that sitting would be suspended for three weeks because so far 17 MPs and 151 parliamentary staff have tested positive for covid-19.

Hon. Alban Bagbin announced;

“Honorable members, having regard to the upsurge of the coronavirus infection in the house now reading 17 Members of Parliament and 151 staff and ancillary worker in precincts of Parliament and the fact that the appointments committee is yet to commence the consideration of His Excellency the President’s ministerial nominees. I have in consultation with leadership decided that the sitting of the house be adjourned for three weeks,”

“It is hoped that within this period of time of adjournment, the appointments committee will commence consideration and public hearing of the President’s nominee for ministerial appointments by the end of the three weeks the Appointments Committee will have submitted its report on the referral for the consideration of the house.”

He admonished every Ghanaian to follow all the covid-19 safety protocols strictly.