July 22, 2015

Power supply to Parliament was on Wednesday cut for over an hour affecting legislative business in the process.

The situation forced the Speaker of Parliament to suspend sitting under power was restored.

The chamber was thrown into darkness making visibility very difficult in darkness.

The power outage occurred when the legislators were busily considering some loan facilities that Ghana was contracting from some international organizations.

The minority who were displeased over the development questioned why government has not been able to deal decisively with the power crisis after the huge loans it has secured.

The made expressed the dissatisfaction by using their mobile phone torch light systems to enable them read the day’s Order Paper and other official documents which had been laid before the House for consideration and adoption.

Parliament’s standby generator failed to salvage the situation as it failed to work.

However after an hour, power was restored to the House for official work to proceed.