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Monday, December 6, 2021

Power Outage Disrupts Parliamentary Proceedings

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Parliamentary proceeding was interrupted for an hour between 10:30 to 11:30 am today due to power outage in the House creating total darkness in the chamber.

The standby generator at Parliament house was also faulty, compelling the 1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Doe Adjaho who chaired today’s proceedings to suspend sitting till the restoration of power to the House around 11:30am.

The Deputy Minister of Energy, Hon, Inusah Fuseini had prepared to respond to energy-related questions from nine members of the House on behalf of the substantive Minister of Energy, Dr. Oteng Adjei who was then not in the House.

However the minority caucus objected to the idea of allowing the Deputy Minister to stand in for the substantive minister, Dr. Oteng Agyei, insisting that Dr. Oteng Agyei should appear before the House to answer the questions.

The Minister turned up later and answered the questions. The majority leader, Hon Cletus Avoka warned that the House will not tolerate Ministers who fail to appear before the House to answer questions from members without any tangible reason.

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