Krachi West MP Requests That Parliament Breaks Over Corona Virus …Majority Leader disagrees

Krachi West MP Requests That Parliament Breaks Over Corona Virus …Majority Leader disagrees The Member of Parliament for Krachi West, Hon. Helen Ntoso, today suggested on the florr of Parliament that the august House breaks as a measure against the deadly corona virus pandemic. Taking the floor this morning, the MP who is also a member of the Defense and Interior Committee of Parliament warned that the House’ continued sitting violates directives by President Akufo-Addo against public gatherings. She said this dissonance with the Presidential directive paints Parliamentarians in the eyes of citizens as lawmakers who are lawless. “…we are told that two pastors have been arrested because they went to their churches to pray. And we as Parliamentarians, we are supposed to set good examples. We meet here we are more than 25 meanwhile other people are being arrested for flouting the directives of the President. We’ve gathered here we are more than 60 this morning, so Mr. Speaker I think that we are not being fair to the people of this country. “If we are Legislators, we are supposed to set good examples. Yesterday there were too many visitors, especially at the tea and coffee shop that were seated there and I was wondering whether we are actually addressing the situation of this urgency and situation that we find ourselves in,” the MP said. However, she together with other MPs who think that a break would be in line with good sense were countered by Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, who said Parliament had put in place measures to ensure the safety of MPs in the Legislature. The Majority Leader actually went on to demand that the MPs return to work tomorrow so that the House can work on some outstanding Bills, including the Corporate Insolvency Bill. Meanwhile, Parliament’s safety measures against corona virus now include the mandatory wear of nose masks by all who enter into the Parliament building. Consequently, all MPs, Parliamentary service staff, Parliamentary press corps members and even visitors to Parliament are handed nose masks to wear before entering the building. Already, the Legislature has had hand sanitizers installed at all vantage points of the building. Also, Speaker Mike Ocquaye has asked that temperature scanners be installed at the House.

The Member of Parliament for Krachi West, Hon. Helen Ntoso, today suggested on the florr of Parliament that the august House breaks as a measure against the deadly corona virus pandemic.

Taking the floor this morning, the MP who is also a member of the Defense and Interior Committee of Parliament warned that the House’ continued sitting violates directives by President Akufo-Addo against public gatherings.

She said this dissonance with the Presidential directive paints Parliamentarians in the eyes of citizens as lawmakers who are lawless.

“…we are told that two pastors have been arrested because they went to their churches to pray. And  we as Parliamentarians, we are supposed to set good examples. We meet here we are more than 25 meanwhile other people are being arrested for flouting the directives of the President. We’ve gathered here we are more than 60 this morning, so Mr. Speaker I think that we are not being fair to the people of this country.

“If we are Legislators, we are supposed to set good examples. Yesterday there were too many visitors, especially at the tea and coffee shop that were seated there and I was wondering whether we are actually addressing the situation of this urgency and situation that we find ourselves in,” the MP said.

However, she together with other MPs who think that a break would be in line with good sense were countered by Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, who said Parliament had put in place measures to ensure the safety of MPs in the Legislature.

The Majority Leader actually went on to demand that the MPs return to work tomorrow so that the House can work on some outstanding Bills, including the Corporate Insolvency Bill.

Meanwhile, Parliament’s safety measures against corona virus now include the mandatory wear of nose masks by all who enter into the Parliament building. Consequently, all MPs, Parliamentary service staff, Parliamentary press corps members and even visitors to Parliament are handed nose masks to wear before entering the building.

Already, the Legislature has had hand sanitizers installed at all vantage points of the building. Also, Speaker Mike Ocquaye has asked that temperature scanners be installed at the House.

Krachi West MP Requests That Parliament Breaks Over Corona Virus …Majority Leader disagrees The Member of Parliament for Krachi West, Hon. Helen Ntoso, today suggested on the florr of Parliament that the august House breaks as a measure against the deadly corona virus pandemic. Taking the floor this morning, the MP who is also a member of the Defense and Interior Committee of Parliament warned that the House’ continued sitting violates directives by President Akufo-Addo against public gatherings. She said this dissonance with the Presidential directive paints Parliamentarians in the eyes of citizens as lawmakers who are lawless. “…we are told that two pastors have been arrested because they went to their churches to pray. And we as Parliamentarians, we are supposed to set good examples. We meet here we are more than 25 meanwhile other people are being arrested for flouting the directives of the President. We’ve gathered here we are more than 60 this morning, so Mr. Speaker I think that we are not being fair to the people of this country. “If we are Legislators, we are supposed to set good examples. Yesterday there were too many visitors, especially at the tea and coffee shop that were seated there and I was wondering whether we are actually addressing the situation of this urgency and situation that we find ourselves in,” the MP said. However, she together with other MPs who think that a break would be in line with good sense were countered by Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, who said Parliament had put in place measures to ensure the safety of MPs in the Legislature. The Majority Leader actually went on to demand that the MPs return to work tomorrow so that the House can work on some outstanding Bills, including the Corporate Insolvency Bill. Meanwhile, Parliament’s safety measures against corona virus now include the mandatory wear of nose masks by all who enter into the Parliament building. Consequently, all MPs, Parliamentary service staff, Parliamentary press corps members and even visitors to Parliament are handed nose masks to wear before entering the building. Already, the Legislature has had hand sanitizers installed at all vantage points of the building. Also, Speaker Mike Ocquaye has asked that temperature scanners be installed at the House.

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