May 12, 2024

Ghana’s Parliament is set to reconvene from recess on Friday, May 17, 2024.

This comes after the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, issued a summons for Members of Parliament (MPs) to resume their duties on Friday after a petition by the Majority caucus.

In the petition, the Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, cited Article 112(3) and Order 53 of the Standing Orders of Parliament, which allow 15 per cent of the members of the House to request an early recall of parliament.

The agenda for the May 17 sitting is expected to focus on key government business, including the approval of ministers of state-designates and the consideration of some loan agreements.

The Speaker’s summons adheres to Article 112(3) of the Ghanaian constitution and Orders 53(1) & (2) of the parliamentary standing orders.

A formal statement from the Speaker’s office, dated May 10, reads: “Purs uant to Article 112(3) of the Constitution of the Republic and Order 53(1) & (2) of the Standing Orders of Parliament, I, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Speaker of Parliament, do hereby summon Parliament to sit on Friday, 17th May 2024 at ten o’clock in the forenoon, at Parliament House, Accra.”

“Dated in the Office of the Speaker of Parliament, Accra, Ghana, this 10th Day of May 2024.”