January 21, 2021

Former Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture Kennedy Osei Nyarko is raising issues with Leadership of the House for composing a thirteen-member technical Committee to review the Standing Orders of the House without factoring in new entrants to the 8th Parliament.

Leadership of the House composed a thirteen-member Committee to review the Standing Orders that was worked on by the Seventh Parliament of the fourth Republic, but could not be adopted before the lifespan of that Parliament ended.

On Thursday, January 21, 2021 when he caught the eyes of the Speaker, he wanted to know if the 8th Parliament which is new had anything called the Technical Committee, because he is aware of the extensive work done on the Standing Order by the Seventh Parliament.

“We have a lot of new members in the chamber, I want to know if there is anything properly tabled before the House for the technical Committee to review our Standing Orders”.

This, the Rt. Hon. Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin intervened and pointed out to the Akim Swedru lawmaker that there would be an orientation course for lawmakers, and at that point the issues he is raising on the floor of the House would be addressed.

And urged the member to make it a point to be part of that orientation, where a lot of issues would be addressed.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com