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COVID-19: Visitors to Parliament restricted, must seek clearance

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Parliament of Ghana has advised the public to desist from visiting The House unnecessary to advert the spread of coronavirus.

Currently, as part of the measures to prevent, and limit the deadly virus, a lot of The Parliamentary Service are on leave, The Research Assistants and The National Service Personnel are operating from home in line with WHO protocols.

Reading The Business Statement, for the Fourth week ending Friday, 5th June, 2020, The Chairman of the business committee and Leader of the House, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said, “it has come to the notice of Leadership, a worrying phenomenon of the increasing number of visitors to Parliament in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic contrary to a directive by the Rt. Hon. Speaker in line with the COVID-19 protocols”.

According to him, the House Leadership has also observed that, some MPs Research Assistants and National Service Personnel are still reporting for duty contrary to the directive issued by Rt. Hon. Speaker pursuant to the COVID-19 imperatives.

Mr. Mensah-Bonsu warned that, under no circumstances should anybody visit Parliament without recourse to clearance, “the Business Committee passionately appeals to Hon. Members and Staff of the Parliamentary as well staff of other institutions working within the precincts of Parliament to desist from inviting visitors to Parliament unless, it is very compelling to do so in which case, Hon. Members or Staff or others concerned must seek clearance from Leadership of their respective Caucuses or the Clerk to Parliament”.

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