December 20, 2016

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Edward Doe Adjaho has asked the out-going MPs to vacate their offices in the job 600 before January 6, 2017 to facilitate the transitional arrangement to usher in the MP-elect for the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic.

He said he as the Speaker has already packed all things from the office he is occupying waiting for January 6, 2017 to handover peacefully to the Clerk of Parliament.

This, he believes will ensure the smooth takeover by the new Speaker of the Seventh Parliament.

“To those who are not coming back to this House, let me reassure you by saying that the God of the mountain is the God of the valley. You may find solace in the saying that there is life beyond Parliament.”

“In this regard, I urge all of you non-returning Members to leave this Parliamentary precinct with more enthusiasm and hope and demonstrate same by parking out and vacating your respective offices by January 6, 2017, in order to facilitate a smooth transition for the in-coming MPs elected to replace you.”

“To serve as an example, I myself as the Speaker, has already parked and only awaiting the conclusion of the final proceedings so as to vacate the Speaker’s office to enable the in-coming Speaker to takeover,” he noted.

The Speaker of Parliament made this observation in his welcome address to Members in the Chamber of the House, Tuesday, December 20, 2016.

He also urged the House to ensure the speedy passage of the RTI Bill looking at the enormous work the lawmakers did before going on recess.