February 5, 2021

Members of the Parliamentary Press Corps (PPC) would take their COVID-19 test today Friday. February 5, 2021 as the media was left out in the scheme of exercise which ended last week Wednesday, where Members of Parliament and staff went through the exercise.

Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin yesterday on the floor of the House indicated that the Noguchi Memorial Medical Institute would be back to the House to do a mop up exercise since there are still MPs who have not still taken the test.

Member of Parliament for Bia East Richard Acheampong pointed out on the floor yesterday when the matter came for discussion that, the Media and MPs’ drivers are with them in Parliament but have not taken the test.

According to him there is the need for the above mentioned category of people who work with them in Parliament to undertake the exercise so that going forward. “We know we are all safe”.

Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel George Nartey has urged the House to take advantage of COVID-19 and have a proper digital E-Parliament where instead of sitting twice in a week, it could be moved to four days a week.

According to him, virtually the House can be able to conduct business using a logging system which should be provided by the IT department of Parliament House and it would be a legacy for the House.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com