Parliament extends sitting by one-week

April 1, 2017
Parliament extends sitting by one-week

Parliament has decided to extend its sitting by an additional week,Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has said.

Presenting the business statement to the house on [Friday], he said due to additional government business, the house is expected to deal with, they will now rise not later than Friday 7th of April.

Prior to that, Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu,had raised concerns with the extension of the meeting to next Friday.

He said Parliament cannot be made to suffer for the lack of planning associated with the President’s appointments.

Hon.Iddrisu proposed that the House could have risen by Wednesday, 4th April.

The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, had earlier stated that, Parliament was most likely to extend sitting beyond the scheduled date for MPs to rise on Thursday, March 30.

Speaking to the media, Mr. Mensah-Bonsu noted that, the House had a lot on its plate, making the scheduled recess yesterday [Thursday] implausible.

“There are outstanding matters and it does appear we would have to push ourselves to next week. We are in a conversation with colleagues on the other side, and I hope we can come to an understanding on that,” he said.