December 2, 2021

Parliament on Thursday adjourned without transacting any business for the day.

Immediately after prayers on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at around 1:30pm, the Majority Chief Whip, Annoh Dompreh moved for the adjournment of the House citing a discussion between the leadership.

He was seconded by the Deputy Minority Leader, James Klutse Avedzj who also asserts that the Members of Parliament would have to get to their constituencies early for the farmers’ day on Friday, December 3, 2021.

The Presiding Speaker, Andrew Amoako Asiamah subsequently put the question and the ‘Yes’ have it, and the House was adjourned.

The House has witnessed some drama since last Friday, November 26, 2021 when a one sided Minority rejected the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of government.

The Majority would overturn the Friday decision on Tuesday in a similar fashion through a one sided Majority side.

However, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, tempers went high on the floor resulting in some chaotic scenes.

This follows the presiding Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu’s attempt to rule on a motion moved by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu who sought to also overturn Tuesday’s decision describing it as unconstitutional, and illegal.

The Minority raised a procedural breach by the Speaker, stating that in such a motion, he has no power to rule, instead, he should put a question for the House to take a decision.

This was never to be as the Speaker suspended the House for an hour, only for proceedings to resume with the Second Deputy Speaker chairing. He immediately adjourned the House without any further business.

Dominic Shirimori/