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General News of Wednesday, 19 September 2018


Speaker summons MPs to emergency sitting

Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye is the Speaker of Parliament Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye is the Speaker of Parliament

Members of Parliament have been recalled from recess by the Speaker, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye to an emergency sitting to help consider what he says is an “urgent Parliamentary business.”

Parliament is expected to sit for five days beginning 24th to 28th September 2018.

The House adjourned sine die on July 28th 2018 and was expected to reconvene in October for the next sitting.

“In exercise of the power conferred on the Speaker by order 42 (3) of the Standing Orders of the Parliament of Ghana, I, Right Honourable Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament, do hereby direct that Parliament shall, notwithstanding anything do the contrary, be recalled from recess to sit from Monday, the 24th day of September 2018, at ten o’clock in the forenoon each day, at Parliament House, Accra, to consider among others, some urgent Parliamentary business,” a memo to the MPs and sighted by directed.

It is currently not clear why the MPs are being recalled, but there are speculations that they have some urgent loans on their desk to approve for government.

There are also reports that the MPs are being recalled to enable them review, for the second time, the new Ameri deal which they failed to pass before going on recess; and possibly, the vetting of Minister of Information designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

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