Today marks the start of the 8th Parliament’s second meeting.

The Eighth Parliament resumed sitting today, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, for the Second Meeting. The Clerk to Parliament, Cyril Oteng Nsiah, signed a statement to that effect.

His summons was issued under House Standing Order 32, which allows the clerk to give written notice to Members of Parliament (MPs) before the start of a House meeting.

Before the House goes on another recess, the Second Meeting will last through August.

It will be the time for the government’s programs and bills to be debated. The Minister of Finance will also present the mid-year budget to Parliament during the Second Meeting in July.

The report of the Privileges Committee on the three MPs sent to it by the Speaker, Alban Bagbin, following their continual absence from the last meeting is one matter that will be discussed during the Second Meeting.

Sarah Adwoa Safo, MP for Dome Kwabenya; Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, MP for Assin Central; and Henry Quartey, MP for Ayawaso Central are the three.

On resumption, the Privileges Committee was allowed two weeks to consider the case and report to Parliament. After the First Meeting of the Eighth Parliament, the House rose on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, for the Easter recess.

Source Koenzanews
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