It’s wrong to suspend parliamentary sittings over coronavirus – Majority Leader


Majority Leader of Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu says persons who have asked parliament to suspend all sittings given the outbreak of the coronavirus in Ghana are wrong.

The legislator said we have not gotten to the point where parliament would have to suspend its sitting.

The work of parliament is special hence we cannot suspend it.

He referred to the Imposition Bill laid before the House on Wednesday saying should the House suspend its sitting, they would not be able to approve the bill.

The Attorney-General Gloria Akuffo on Wednesday laid before parliament an Imposition of Restrictions Bill 2020.

The bill will provide legal backing for his outlined measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

The bill has been referred to the Constitution and Legal Affairs Committee of parliament for consideration.

Parliament he said would need at least half of the legislators, to approve the bill and so, it would not be prudent to have sittings suspended.

The Majority Leader disclosed they would be holding sitting at the Conference Centre following an order to have the chamber fumigated.

This forms part of measures to prevent a spread of Coronavirus in the House.

The public gallery he explained is no longer accessible.


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