May 17, 2011

The Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon. Joyce Bamford Addo, has charged Members of Parliament to work hard to enable the House pass outstanding bills.

According to her, this could be achieved only if the MPs punctually attend parliamentary sittings regularly.

The issue of absenteeism in recent times has been a source of concern to the Speaker, who has had cause to complain on several occasions as that attitude does not auger well for efficient work in Parliament.

The Speaker gave the admonishing while welcoming the Members of Parliament back from recess today to continue with the passing of important bills to govern the country.

The leadership of the House expressed hope that both sides of the House would give their utmost best to ensure that parliamentary work is not adversely affected.

Majority Leader Cletus Avoka, commended the New Patriotic Party for holding successful parliamentary primaries which was held nationwide to elect the party’s crop of Parliamentary candidates for the 2012 election.

The Minority Leader Osei-Kyei Mensah –Bonsu on the other hand urged the ruling NDC party to peacefully address its internal party wrangling to ensure that governance of the country is not negatively affected.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/