July 22, 2015

Power supply to Parliament was on Wednesday cut for over an hour affecting legislative business in the process.

The chamber was thrown into darkness making visibility very difficult, a situation which forced the Speaker of Parliament to suspend sitting until power was restored.

The power outage occurred when the legislators were busily considering some loan facilities that Ghana was contracting from some international organizations.

The minority who were displeased over the powr cut questioned why government has not been able to deal decisively with the power crisis after the huge loans it has secured over the years.

They expressed their dissatisfaction by using their mobile phone torch light systems to enable them read the day’s Order Paper and other official documents which had been laid before the House for consideration and adoption.

Parliament’s standby generator also failed to salvage the situation as it failed to work.

However after an hour, power was restored to the House for official work to proceed.