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Parliament to pass RTI; Assin Central MP referred to Previllages C'ttee

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Ghana’s Parliament has resumed its Third Session of The Seven Parliament of The Fourth Republic of Ghana with the expectation to pass the much talked about Right To Information (RTI) Bill into Act in months.

The Speaker of Parliament Professor Aaron Mark Oquaye

In his welcome address to The House, The Speaker of Parliament Professor Aaron Mark Oquaye has once again hinted of the passage of the Right To Information Bill in the next couple of months.
He said, The House will assidiously work towards passing pending bills before it.
He also said the legislature will receive The President of The Republic to give his State of The Nation Address as required by him by the 1992 Constitution.
Professor Oquaye disclosed this in his open remarks on the first day of their sitting in the first meeting for year, 2019.
The Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu

The Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, said poor attendance of Members to Parliament keeps eroding public confidence in governance and so admonished MPs to put in their utmost best this time round.
The Majority leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu

The Majority leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu when he took his turn to welcome members commended the people of Dagbon in the manner they conducted themselves during the funeral of the late Yaa Naa Andani Yakubu and the installation of the new Yaa Naa.
In related development, The Speaker has referred the matter involving The MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong in relation to the murder of an investigative Journalist with Tiger Eye P.I. Hussein Suale to The Previllages Committee of The House for Consideration and report.
The matter was brought into the attention of The Speaker, by MP for Asawase and Minority Chief Whip, Mutaka Mubarak on the floor, as earlier promised by The Minority at the press conference held in Accra when, parliament was on recess.
The Previllages Committee was tasked to find out if the issue worth considering, if yes, and recommend appropriate punishment for the plenary.
Story by Edzorna Francis Mensah and Augustus Acquaye

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