Parliament to reconvene on May 17: Speaker summons MPs for key govt business

Parliament to reconvene on May 17: Speaker summons MPs for key govt business

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has summoned Members of Parliament (MPs) to resume their duties on Friday, May 17, 2024.

This follows calls from the majority caucus for parliament to reconvene, citing Article 112(3) and Order 53 of the Standing Orders of Parliament.

The agenda for the May 17 sitting is expected to focus on key government business, including the approval of a recent appointments committee report and a motion for additional funding.

In a formal statement dated May 10, the Speaker’s office announced: “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.”

The summons adheres to the constitutional and parliamentary requirements, ensuring that MPs return to their duties to address pressing government business.

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