Parliament will not sit for at least three weeks after 17 MPs and over 170 parliamentary staff tested positive for the coronavirus.
This was announced by the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin.
“Honorable members, having regard to the upsurge of the coronavirus infection in the house now reading 17 Members of Parliament and 151 staff and ancillary worker in precincts of Parliament and the fact that the appointments committee is yet to commence the consideration of His Excellency the President’s Ministerial nominees. I have in consultation with leadership decided that the sitting of the house be suspended for three weeks”, the Speaker announced.
He was hopeful that the Appointments Committee will use the period to vet President Akufo-Addo’s ministerial nominees.
“It is hoped that within this period of time of adjournment, the appointments committee will commence consideration and public hearing of the President’s nominee for ministerial appointments by the end of the three weeks the Appointments Committee will have submitted its report on the referral for the consideration of the house,” he added