Politics of Friday, 3 August 2012
Mr. Cletus Apul Avoka, the Majority Leader, said on Friday that the House would pay tribute to late President John Evans Atta Mills on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday, August 7.
Mr. Avoka who said this when he read the business statement on the floor of Parliament, therefore urged all members to be present in the chamber.
He said the Appointment Committee of Parliament would be expected to present its report on the President’s nominee for the position of Vice President, Mr. Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, on August 6.
Mr. Avoka said on August 8, the body of the late President would be laid in state at the Banquet Hall of the State House at 1800 hours and Mrs. Justice Adeline Bamford-Addo, the Speaker, would file past the body.
The Speaker would pay her tribute on August 9 at the State House and burial service would take place on 10 August 2012 at the Independence Square at 0900 hours.
Mr. Avoka said buses would be available to convey members to and from the Independence Square.
Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Minority Speaker, said if the Appointment Committee concludes the vetting of the Vice President on Monday, it would be better to have him sworn in on the same day to enable him go through some orientation to be able to carry out his duties during the funeral.**