May 12, 2015

Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Edward Joe Adjaho has admonished Members of Parliament to take their duties seriously as parliament reconvened today 12th May 2015 to begin 10 weeks of effective legislative work.

His good counsel comes in the wake of campaign activities by NPP MPs who are warming up themselves to contest in their upcoming party’s parliamentary primaries.

It is anticipated that the campaign activity is likely to affect the performance of MPs work in Parliament as they’ll have to travel to meet party delegates in their various constituencies.

Most of the 123 NPP MPs are seeking re-election, with few of them lucky enough to contest unopposed.

The largest opposition party is set to hold its parliamentary primaries on 13 June 2015, after it ended its nationwide vetting of parliamentary aspirants on Thursday, May 7 with the results expected soon.

During this meeting of Parliament which is to end in July, the House is expected to consider Bills such as the National Disaster Management Organization Bill, the Chieftaincy Amendment Bill amongst others.