Speaker of Parliament, Alban S.K. Bagbin
Parliament will not sit today because a number of Members of Parliament (MPs) are required to attend the National Development Conference organized by the Church of Pentecost, Speaker of Parliament, Alban S.K. Bagbin has said.
According to him, the “very important national event” will be attended by President Nana Akufuo-Addo, his good self, the Chief Justice, the former Presidents, some ministers and “all the important authorities in the country.”
“We have to look at a very critical national agenda. In view of that a number of Members of Parliament (MPs) are compulsorily to be present, and so we will not sit tomorrow,” Mr. Bagbin explained.
He indicated that sitting of the House would resume on Thursday, and on Friday, “the Minister of Finance will be available to hold an intensive meeting with Members of Parliament.”
“This is an agreement entered into between the leadership and the Ministry of Finance as a prelude to the presentation of the mid-year review, and possibly a supplementary budget on Monday, 31st July, 2023,” the Speaker noted.
“In view of that I will have to plead with you for us to have an extended sitting today. We have a number of matters before us that we have to conclude before we rise on the 3rd of August 2023,” he pointed out.
By Ernest Kofi Adu