Parliament postpones resumption date to January 25

Ghana's Parliament Chamber

Picture of members of parliament seated in Ghana's Parliamentary Chamber

Ghana’s legislature has communicated a new date to resume sitting for its second session.

The 8th Parliament of the 4th republic will now commence sitting on Tuesday 25th January 2022 rather than the initial date 18th January.

This new date was communicated by the Parliamentary Service in a statement

“The Parliamentary Service wishes to inform all Honourable Members and Staff of the Parliamentary Service that the Second Session of the Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic will commence on Tuesday 25th January 2022 at Ten O’clock in the forenoon at Parliament House, Accra”, the statement mentioned.

It would be recalled on December 21, 2021, Parliament adjourned its sitting to January 18, 2022, without passing the controversial Electronic Transaction Levy of 1.75%.

Things turned out that way after the house reconvened that day following the abrupt suspension of sittings by the Second Deputy Speaker, Andrews Asiamah, after a fight broke out during the voting on the E-levy.

 Leader for the Majority Caucus, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, prayed the sit-in Speaker, First Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei Owusu, to adjourn the house until January 18, 2022, for cooler heads to prevail.

“All Honourable members and members of Staff are entreated to take note and attend upon the House timeously”, the parliamentary service release added.

By: Stella Annan | Twitter @activetvgh


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