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Speaker recalls Parliament for emergency sitting on May 17 after Majority’s petition

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Source: Myjoyonline.com



Speaker of Parliament, Alban Suman Bagbin has recalled Members of Parliament from recess for an emergency sitting.

This recall follows a petition from the Majority leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin requesting the sitting to consider outstanding government business.

In a letter directed to the Speaker by the Majority leader, reference was made to Article 112(3) and Order 53 of the Standing Orders of Parliament, which authorises 15 per cent of the House members to request Parliament’s recall.

In a statement issued by the Office of the Speaker of Parliament on May 10, said that in pursuant to Article 112(3) of the Constitution and Order 53(1) and (2) of the Standing Orders of Parliament, summoned the House to sit on Friday, May 17.

The Majority Caucus is seeking to address key government business items, including the adoption of the Thirty-Fourth Report of the Appointments Committee and a motion on additional financing.

They also want parliament to be recalled to consider a motion for an “Additional Financing Agreement between GoG and the IDA for an amount of US$150 million to finance the ongoing Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project” and also a “Request for Tax Exemption for selected beneficiaries under the 1D1F Programme.”

“Mr Speaker, it is important to state that this request is being brought in good faith to enable Government to discharge its constitutional and democratic obligations to the people of Ghana,” the petitioners added.

Parliament adjourned on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.


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