July 25, 2012

A day after the death of former President Mills, Ghanaians continue to mourn his demise and members of parliament are no exception in this period of grief.

In view of this, the House was unable to conduct public business on Wednesday due to the sorrowful state of the whole country.

MPs from both sides of the House were clad in black with red bands fastened around their wrist and their neck signifying their state of distress.

Barely 50 minutes after the speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Bamford Addo assumed her chair to preside over business of the House and prior to the commencement of public business the Majority Leader Cletus Avorka moved a motion for the adjournment of sitting as he describes the House not to be in a good mood to transact business.

The motion was however seconded by the Minority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu who shared the same view.

The House was scheduled to have the Minister of Education attend Parliament to answer certain questions posed by various MPs and also to start the debate for the approval of the supplementary budget presented to the House exactly a week ago.

Kwadwo Anim/GhanaMps.gov.gh