Minority abandon Parliament for

Accra, Feb. 18, GNA – All the minority members of Parliament, except two, on Wednesday absented themselves from the proceedings of the House to participate in the New Patriotic Party’ (NPP’s) demonstration in Accra.

When proceedings started at about 1020 hours , only the majority side had a sizable number of legislators with only two minority members showing up for legislative work.

However, the Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central, Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, one of the two minority MP’s, informed the House that his colleagues had joined the ‘Won Gbo’ demonstration declared by the NPP to demand an end to the energy crisis and the economic hardship.

He told the speaker that the legislators had decided to come back to the House after the demonstration.

Speaker Edward Doe Adjaho said the Minority Leader, Osei- Kyei Mensah Bonsu, had informed him the previous day that the side would not be available for the sitting.

The majority lawmakers, who were amused by the absence of the minority, teased the two who had showed up for the sitting, with one   “back-bencher” saying the presence of the two MP’s suggested that not all Ghanaians were experiencing ‘Dumsor,’ literally meaning persistent power outages.

The House then took a statement to commemorate this year’s International Childhood Cancer Day that fell on February 15 and adopted the report of the Committee on Environment, Science and Technology on Environmental Challenges in Ghana.

It then adjourned sitting to Thursday, February 19, 2015.


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