Majority in Parliament Urges Urgent Reconvening for Key Government Business

The Majority in Parliament has submitted a pressing request for the reconvening of the House to address crucial government matters.

In a letter penned to the Speaker by Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin, reference was made to Article 112(3) and Order 53 of the Standing Orders of Parliament, allowing 15% of the members to call for Parliament’s recall.

The proposed agenda for the session includes the adoption of the Thirty-Fourth Report of the Appointments Committee and deliberation on a motion concerning additional financing.

Specifically, the Caucus seeks Parliament’s attention on a motion for an “Additional Financing Agreement between GoG and the IDA for an amount of US$150 million to finance the ongoing Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project,” along with a “Request for Tax Exemption for selected beneficiaries under the 1D1F Programme.”

The Caucus underscored the significance of the request, affirming, “Mr Speaker, it is important to state that this request is being brought in good faith to enable Government to discharge its constitutional and democratic obligations to the people of Ghana.” Parliament adjourned on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, and as per the Standing Orders, the Speaker of Parliament is expected to summon Parliament within seven days upon receiving this request.

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