Akufo-Addo summons members of parliament


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has requested the presence of Members of Parliament for a meeting later today, Monday 16th March 2020.

The conclave scheduled at 3:00pm was announced by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Oquaye in the middle of the day’s sitting.

Although the Speaker did not give details of what the meeting will entail, there are speculations that there is a high likelihood of discussions on issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic or suspension of parliamentary sittings.

President Akufo-Addo on March 15, 2020, issued a directive that all outdoor events including funerals, Church activities and naming ceremonies, to be suspended in the wake of coronavirus.

Schools have also been asked to close down temporarily for a period of 4 weeks.

This, according to Akufo-Addo, are precautionary measures to fight the virus and prevent any widespread after 6 cases have been confirmed in Ghana.


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