COVID-19: Speaker orders fumigation of Parliamentary chamber


The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has directed that the authority in charge of safety must ensure that the Parliamentary chamber gets fumigated soon after adjournment today.

According to the Speaker, the World Health Organization (WHO) has given directives to ensure enough spacing of not less than two metre distance between people in order to reduce the risk for contracting the pandemic coronavirus but many Members of Parliament do not adhere to this.

He has therefore directed for better sitting arrangement to be done in the chamber for safety in the house.

The Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak seconded Speakers directive and indicated that currently Parliament around the World are going on recess due to the unfortunate pandemic.

He also hinted that the National Identification Authority (NIA) are still going on with their registration which he believes violates the president’s directive with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu also seized the opportunity to sound a word of caution to some unidentified persons who are taking undue advantage to steal the sanitizers that have been provided at vantage points in and around Parliament for use in order to reduce the risk of catching the coronavirus.

The leader urged the Marshall to make sure all security cameras are fixed to help in monitoring and if anyone is caught stealing the sanitizer or anything from Parliament, the person would be dealt with accordingly.

Source: Ghana |


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