Speaker Swears in New Kumawu Mp as House Resumes Second Meeting



Speaker Swears in New Kumawu Mp as House Resumes Second Meeting

Members of Parliament had reconvened to commence the second meeting of the third session of the eighth Parliament of the fourth republic.

The Rt. Hon. Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin sworn in the newly elected Member of Parliament for Kumawu, Mr. Ernest Yaw Anim, amidst cheering from his colleague MPs.

In his address to the House, the Rt. Hon. Speaker ask Members to take note of the many businesses scheduled to take place during this meeting of Parliament.

He used the opportunity to brief Members about the various international programmes he participated as the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament. The Rt. Hon. Speaker also informed the House about the Regional activities in celebrating the 30th anniversary of uninterrupted Parliamentary Democracy and urged the House to fully participate.

He also used the opportunity to inform the House about the recent Supreme Court Order to Parliament to expunge the name of James Gyakye Quayson from the records as a Member of Parliament for the Assin North constituency.   

In welcoming the new MP, the Minority Leader Hon. Ato Forson noted that the former MP for Kumawu, Hon. Philip Basoah worked competently to cut across both sides of the House and exhibited good examples. The Minority Leader therefore urged the new MP to quickly settle down and perform the task for his constituents.

For his part, the Majority Leader Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, commended the new MP for his demeanour and posture during the bye-election. He urged the new MP to unify his people at the constituency.

During this second meeting of Parliament, a number of Bills and other important parliamentary business would be considered. For instance, about 69 Bills have been programmed to be presented to the House. Instruments that are being processed to be delivered to the House number about 56. There are about 711 questions (700 orals, 11 urgent) that have been filled.

In view of the concerns being raised by the public regarding the just ended sim registration exercise, the Business Committee has proposed that the Minister for Communications and Digitalisation be invited to attend upon the House on Thursday 8th June 2023, to apprise Members on the sim registration exercise which ended on Wednesday 31st May, 2023.