May 2, 2019
Only twelve Members of Parliament were on the floor of the House to start business of the House on Thursday 2nd of May 2019.

Speaker of Parliament Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye entered the chamber exactly 10:00am for proceedings of the day to start. But it was only after fifteen minutes before other MPs started trickling into the chamber when the Speaker had finished with the votes and proceedings of the day.

As at 10:20am there were only twenty (20) MPs on the floor of the House Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu raised issues with the absence of Ministers on the floor, with the exception of Roads and Highways Minister Kwesi Amoako Atta who was on the floor.

“We are in an emergency recall, where are the Ministers? They should take this recall meeting serious, we were recall for emergency sitting but the Ministers are not here”.

Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, who was not happy with the development cautioned Ministers to accordingly take the recall serious.

Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu  not happy with the issues raised by his colleague the Minority Leader wanted to challenge the assertion that Ministers were not taking the recall serious when they had business to perform on the floor. But the Speaker admonished the Majority Leader not to argue with him on the issue because he gave a caution which goes to the House.

As at the time of filling this story at 11:27am we had thirty five (35) MPs on the floor of the House working on the Companies Bill which was at the consideration stage, the main reason for the emergency recall.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/