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Parliament resumes; Speaker calls on members to join galamsey fight & speed up on RTI

Written by  May 15, 2018
The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Professor Mike Oquaye has admonished legislators to avail themselves for the smooth running of the House as they have resumed from recess. Welcoming parliamentarians for the first sitting of the second meeting of Parliament, the Speaker commended parliamentarians for their hard work but challenged them to work harder. The Speaker also said he was expecting the members to be punctual and also improve upon the familiarity that exists between members. He charged them to eschew unpalatable debates and respect each other. Commenting on the menace of illegal mining popularly known as galamsey, he urged members to join the fight because it has reached a critical level. He promised to make sure the work of MPs becomes easy during the second sitting ‘’Honourable members, I assure you once more of my preparedness and that of leadership to make your work easy during this meeting.’’ He urged the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committees to make the reports on the Right to Information Bill (RTI) as quickly as possible. Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, asked members to be more consultative and share information and not take anything from the House to the media because ''it doesn’t help to develop parliament itself.'' For the House to develop and deepen parliamentary practice, he urged members to work as a team. He complained about truancy on the part of members who are fond of perusing personal interest outside the House. This is the second session of the seventh Parliament of the fourth Republic of Ghana.
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