COVID-19: Parliament resumes sitting for 'urgent business' after suspension

COVID-19: Parliament resumes sitting for 'urgent business' after suspension

- Parliament will today, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 resume sitting

- The Speaker recalled them to consider urgent business

- The House was suspended last Saturday amidst controversy with the Minority calling an act by the Speaker illegal

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that Parliament will today, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 resume sitting.

This comes after a notice was issued by the Speaker, recalling members to the House to consider urgent business.

The House was suspended last Saturday amidst controversy with the Minority calling the act by the Speaker illegal.

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, the House was suspended after the minority called an act of the speaker illegal.

The House suspended amid a lot of controversy started by the minority caucus in Parliament.

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Speaking in an interview on Citi TV, the Majority leader in parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu revealed that the decision to recall parliament was done without a consensus as he was unable to get in touch with the minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu.

The Majority Leader added that he has also sent text messages but “for the first time, Haruna Iddrisu refused to get back to him.

According to a report filed by Citi News, the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta is expected to present a statement to the House that will provide details of the government’s Cornavirus Alleviation Programme.

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In other news, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday, April 3, 2020, met with the leadership of all the political parties in Ghana at the Flagstaff House to deliberate on the best measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in Ghana.

Akufo-Addo used the opportunity to explain some critical decisions taken by the government to stem the spread of the virus.

The president had in the past held discussions with members of the clergy, market women and transport operators to find ways of tackling the pandemic in the country

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