Speaker ‘lashes’ MPs over punctuality

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Edward Oquaye, has bemoaned the lack of punctuality among Members of Parliament after sitting commenced on Tuesday, October 31 with less than five legislators.

The Speaker, who didn’t sound enthused at the number of MPs present in the chamber as at 10am, charged leaders of the House to whip their members into the chamber since Ghanaians and the tax payer want more from them.

“Let us resolve from today that 10 o’clock, we all come here, leave our offices, come here [for proceedings], start the work and finish on time so you can go back to your offices,” Mr Adjaho stated.

He emphasised: “Our people who pay us expect that work should be done, so let us at least take the opportunity to see how we can contain the situation to ameliorate the problem rather than taking advantage of it and going home.”

This will not be the first time the issue of lateness has been reported, as a similar incident was recorded under the past parliamentary session when the number of MPs who reported were less than 50 per cent.



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