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Speaker strikes again against absentee MPs

THE SPEAKER of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, has vowed not to tolerate MPs’ absenteeism in the chamber any more. He said this as he angrily suspended sitting yesterday.

The suspension of the house follows a concern raised by the MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, who invoked Article 102 of the 1992 Constitution over the attendance of his colleagues.

A deputy majority Whip, Moses Anim, who sought to explain the MPs’ absenteeism could not convince the peaker to allow proceedings to continue.

Prof. Mike Oquaye was later forced to suspend the House with a warning that he would no more tolerate such behaviour from the lawmakers.

This is not the first time the Speaker has cautioned MPs over their absenteeism and lack of seriousness towards the House.

The Speaker on Thursday, 24 October 2019, suspended sitting over the absence of the Minister of Fisheries, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, to answer some questions posed by some MPs.









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