March 2, 2021

Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 raised the red flag when he noticed that his colleagues from the Majority side of the House were bringing in more chairs despite earlier directives to observe COVID-19 protocols and more chairs were not needed.

According to him some MPs were supposed to be in the offices to observe proceeding.

“Mr. Speaker, if we have decided that we are all negative hence we want to disregard the protocols let it be said, I know it was for good reason that we chose to respect the protocols and I hope you would give the necessary directives”.

The Majority Chief Whip Frank Annor Dompreh on his part noted that he has noted the concerns raised by his colleague but need to correct the wrong impression because the only chair being brought in was for the First Deputy Speaker.

“I have not seen any extra chairs being brought in apart from that of the First Deputy Speaker, it can be corrected if there is an extra chair, but my colleague should not exaggerate the issues”.

Rt Hon Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin underscored the need to observe the physical distancing protocols and he would be making a statement on the floor on the matter after consulting with leadership of the House.

“We should come out with figures, I am in a privilege position and have information in relation with MPs health when it comes to COVID-19, cringe when I see some of you getting close to your colleagues, I am not in the position to disclose”

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/