April 21, 2020

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has served notice to the Majority side of the House not to send wrong signals to Ghanaians that the Minority is not willing to work, or cooperate for work to be done in the House.

According to him, his side is willing to respond to the national emergency the country finds itself, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that the legislature is working to address.

His remarks follows the recall of the House on Friday, April 17 from suspension, creating controversy with lawmakers wandering whether the House was going to be adjourned sine die or suspended as usual.

The House which is on suspension was recalled back to approve the report of the Appointment Committee which vetted the Presidents nominee, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye as Deputy Minister of  Health,.

Additionally, the House also considered the Education Regulatory Bodies Bill 2019 which is at the consideration stage, and considered the approval of the rapid credit facility agreement between the Government of Ghana and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for an amount of seven hundred and thirty-eight million special drawing rights (SDR 738 million).

An, equivalent to about one billion United Sates dollars to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

When Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu indicated to the first Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu who was in the chair around 8:00pm, he said, “the first meeting of the fourth Session of the Seventh Parliament remains suspended indefinitely”

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com