July 3, 2018
Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak is lamenting over the practice where Parliament wait till getting to the tail end of a meeting then work is piled on members.

According to the Kumbungu lawmaker, MPs are not against the idea of extended sitting, but his worry has to do with the House waiting all these while only to come up with extended sitting because there is work to be done.

He further indicated that it does not get the “best out of MPs”, my appeal once a meeting starts there is so much work to be done, let us get on with it instead of waiting till the tail end then we are packed with work warranting extended sitting, he lamented.

This would only lead to us closing late in the chamber. He made this remarks when the Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonus presented the Business statement on the floor of the House.

“I hope this would be taken on board in good faith”, he said after making his remarks
Leader of Government business, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonus indicated that if the Kumbungu legislator adverted his mind to advertised agenda for the second meeting of the second session, “we had a tall order of agenda in this meeting”.

He further urged, Ras Mubarak to be at the willowing session where members are trying to deal with about three Bills at the consideration stage like the Right to Information Bill 2018, Technical Universities (Amendment) Bill 2017 and Legal Aid Commission Bill 2017.

Again I appeal to colleagues with legal background, to help with the willowing segment, so that they do not come back again to point out problems when they finish with the willowing process.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com