January 18, 2019
Speaker of Parliament Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye has said it would be contemptuous for any lawmaker to carry placards to the chamber.

According to the Speaker upon serious consultation with leadership of both sides of the House and caucuses it was agreed that the seventh Parliament should put an end to placards.

He further pointed out that calling of names and other allied activities take away the dignity of the House.

“Our standing order prohibit placards, it is our decision and all of us that, no matter the political party in office, the President of the Republic whether New Patriotic Party (NPP) or National Democratic Congress (NDC) shall be greeted in this honorable House with decorum”

We have all agreed as it would constitute contempt of the House, the “Seventh Parliament has something which has never happened in the political history of this country, and should be recorded as a good example, I congratulate both side of the House”, speaker said.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com