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Parliament Recalled to Consider Urgent Matters, Says Speaker Alban Bagbin

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The Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has directed MPs to return from their recess to consider urgent Parliamentary business. The MPs were on recess for the Easter holidays and were expected to resume sitting on May 17, 2023. However, in a statement released on April 20, 2023, the Speaker directed the MPs to reconvene on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, to address urgent matters.

The statement reads, “Speaker of Parliament do hereby direct that Parliament shall notwithstanding anything to the contrary, be recalled from recess to sit on Tuesday, 2nd day of May 2023 at Ten O’clock forenoon at Parliament House, Accra to consider urgent Parliamentary business.”

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The nature of the urgent Parliamentary business was not stated in the statement released by the Speaker. However, it is expected to be related to critical national issues that require immediate attention.

This development comes at a time when the country is grappling with a myriad of challenges, including economic hardships, security concerns, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Speaker’s directive is aimed at ensuring that the country’s lawmakers are available to address any pressing national issues that may arise.

Ghanaians are eagerly waiting to see what urgent Parliamentary business will be discussed when the MPs reconvene on May 2, 2023. The Speaker’s call for an emergency sitting of Parliament is a clear indication that there are pressing issues that need to be addressed by the country’s lawmakers.

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