Speaker Bagbin Summons Parliament to Sit on May 17 - Onlinetimesgh

Speaker Bagbin Summons Parliament to Sit on May 17

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has summoned Members of Parliament to reconvene on Friday, May 17, 2024.

This move comes amid demands from the majority for Parliament to resume its sessions. The caucus asserted that the decision to recall Parliament from recess was made in good faith.

According to the majority caucus, parliament’s recall is to tackle significant issues of national interest. The recall had become justifiable primarily as the majority is seeking to endorse the Appointments Committee’s 34th report. They also aimed to address a tax exemption request for specific beneficiaries under the 1D1F Programme.

The Speaker’s summons is in line with Article 112(3) of the Constitution of the Republic and Order 53(1) & (2) of the Standing Orders of Parliament.

In a letter dated May 10, Bagbin stated, “PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 112(3) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC AND ORDER 53(1) & (2) OF THE STANDING ORDERS OF PARLIAMENT, I, RT. HON. ALBAN SUMANA KINGSFORD BAGBIN, SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT, DO HEREBY SUMMON PARLIAMENT TO SIT ON FRIDAY, 17TH MAY, 2024 AT TEN O’CLOCK IN THE FORENOON, AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE, ACCRA. DATED IN THE OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT, ACCRA, GHANA, THIS 10TH DAY OF MAY 2024.”

Below is the statement:

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