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Speaker to publish names of covid-19 + MPs if…

The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin has cautioned all members of parliament who have tested positive for covid-19 and still reporting to work to stay away from the chamber and the enclaves of parliament.

He has indicated that he will have no choice than to put the names of such MP’s in the public domain if they refuse to go into self isolation.

The Speaker further asked MPs and staff who have failed to subject themselves to the mandatory test to do so.

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This information was communicated to members by the First Deputy Speaker Joe Osei Wusu.

He said the Speaker instructed him to draw the attention of the House that some MPs who have tested positive are still coming to the House.

He warned the names of such MPs would be published if they don’t self isolate, recover before returning to the House.

The Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak asked the Speaker to make the names of the members who have tested positive known to the whips so that they will ensure those members don’t come anywhere near the chamber or their offices.

He also added that their covid-19 test results must be given to them.

The Majority leader Hon Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu also expressed concerns on how some members are refusing to undergo testing.

He said as of last week 60 of the members had still not gone through the testing process.

And as of yesterday and today, only 8 people out of the 60 have gone through the test.

The remaining 52 people are refusing to partake in the testing, he added.

He cautioned that any member who refuses to go through the testing process will not be allowed to come to the august house or engage with the press corps.

By: Rainbowradioonline.com

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