Professor Mike Oquaye, the Speaker of Parliament, has angrily suspend sitting in parliament vowing not to tolerate absenteeism among MP’s in the chamber.
The house was suspended after MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has raised concern invoking article 102 of the 1992 constitution over the attendance of his fellow parliamentarians in the chamber.
The deputy majority whip, Honorable Moses Anim, tried to explain why the MP’s were absent but couldn’t convince the speaker to allow proceedings to continue.
The Speaker, Professor Mike Oquaye then suspended the house with a strong warning that he will no longer tolerate such behavior from the lawmakers.
We recall that the Speaker on Thursday, 24 October 2019, suspended sitting over the absence of the Minister of Fisheries, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, to answer some questions posed by some MPs making this the second time in two months.
Hence the question; are our parliamentarians serving as expected of them?