November 10, 2017

Parliament on Thursday 9th of November 2017 worked late into the night to consider two Bills before the House;Zongo Development Fund Bill 2017 which is at the consideration and Northern Development Authority Bill 2017 which was taken through second consideration.

Member of Parliament for Wa West, Joseph Yieleh Chireh,   as at 9:30pm impressed on the second Deputy Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin to adjourn the House because there was no effective work going on since the few MPs on the floor of the House were exhausted.

“Mr. Speaker any time you say all in favor you do not have response, members are sleeping, when we break for lunch we waste too much time and come back around 5:00pm that is where the problem is and we do not start at 10:00am”, he said.

According to Mr. YielehChireh, MPs at 9:00pm had exhausted their mental capacity and cannot do effective and meaningful work and impact.

However, the Majority Leader,OseiKyei Mensah-Bonsu pleaded with MPs for 30minutes to work on second consideration of the Northern Development Authority Bill 2017, which will not generate any debate.

However around 10:00pm the Second Deputy Speaker who was presiding, was forced to adjourn sitting because he was under pressure. But the Wa West legislator objected and indicated that the Minority members present wanted to work.

“I am in charge I prose the House adjourn accordingly I am under pressure”, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin said and adjourned the House.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/