August 10, 2017

Speaker of the seventh Parliament of the fourth Republic Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye has called on leadership and Members of Parliament to submit their idea of how they want a new chamber to look like to the clerk of Parliament.

“Quest for a new chamber continues, the Parliamentary Service Board has tasked the clerk of the House, Mr. Hackman Owusu Agyeman and the deputy acting director of development to collate views of leadership, members’ guide in developing ideas”.

The quest to get a new chamber is still on the Parliamentary service board and the Speaker has tasked a three member committee made up of the clerk to Parliament, acting deputy director for development, and Hackman Owusu Agyeman to collect views and ideas from leadership and Members of Parliament on how they want a new chamber to look like.

Then experts will be invited to develop a design, adding that this should be submitted to the clerk of Parliament as soon as possible.

Again the board has approved of Parliamentary Assurance unit to deal with all issues that Parliament has to work on, and all that needs follow ups will be done to strengthen the House.

“Due to the roof of the House coming off we had to start proceedings late members did well by attending to business of the House”, the Speaker noted.

He noted that a good work has been done to revise the standing orders of the House whiles the House is non recess a lot of work will be done on it.

He disclosed that code of conduct for members will be worked on as the House is on recess and noted that sitting hours of the House was interrupted due to the roof of the House going off.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/