March 15, 2018

Despite crusade from Member of Parliament from Adaklu, Kwame Agbodza for work in the chamber to start early, there is no improvement.

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye had to start proceedings with only five 5 MPs on the floor of the House, four from the Minority and one from the Majority.

As at 10:35am when the Speaker entered the Chamber with only 5 MPs on the floor the House, he called for the bell to be rang for several times for MPs to come to the floor for proceedings to commence. As at 11:05am, only 28 MPs had reported to the floor of the House.

Speaker of Parliament Professor Oquaye had earlier directed that the plenary meeting in the chamber precedes any other committee meetings.

Early on MPs were unhappy that an impression was being crated that MPs report to work late, but pointed out that most of the time they are at committee meetings.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/