May 16, 2018

Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye has called upon committees having referrals before them to fast truck their work for the plenary to deal with their report and noted that the House has a record of rising to the occasion in many cases.

He noted that the Committee on Lands and Forestry held a stakeholders meeting on Land Bill 2018 at Cape Cost, same applies to the joint committee on Communications, Constitution, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the RTI Bill 2018 in Accra

Again he commended members for availing themselves for committee work and engaging their constituent during the recess.

He called on MPs to show same enthusiasm in this second meeting as they expressed during recess and continue to be punctual, also improve cordiality that exist between members in the House.

He was however quick to point out that members should be cautious and decorous during the course of debate and  refrain from using unpalatable languages on the floor of the House.

Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye further hinted that MPs should get involve with the galamsey menace, as it  is on Parliaments agenda this year when it has interaction with the people. And added that he is prepared together with leadership to make the work of MPs easy.

On the RTI Bill 2018 the Speaker noted that a lot of work has been done on it over the years and should fast truck its report, so that Ghanaians will find MPs worthy of their hire at the end of the session.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/