Speaker suspends sitting over the absence of Majority members
The Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Bagbin has suspended Parliament for 30 minutes.
He suspended sitting awaiting the presence of the Majority side of the House who have been missing in the Chamber since morning.
Members of Parliament from the governing New Patriotic Party have failed to show up for today’s sittings where the House is expected to conclude the debate on the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government for the year ending 31st December 2022.
The Minority accused them of holding the House hostage by failing to show up for the business of the day.
When the Speaker entered the Chamber on Friday, December 25, 2021, at 16 Minutes after 1 PM, it was only the Minority MPs who had filled the House with the Majority side of the isle empty.
The Speaker decided to suspend sitting after the Deputy Minority Whip, Ibrahim Ahmed, raised the issue of the absence of the Majority Leadership.
The Speaker informed the House that he had heard that the Majority side was at a Caucus meeting even though they did not inform him officially.