As directed by Alban Bagbin, Speaker of the House, Members of Parliament are scheduled to reconvene in the House today to discuss “urgent parliamentary business.”
However, some MPs have claimed that this sudden recall is an attempt to coerce them into granting government approval for another loan.
The House has been on recess since March 31, 2023, following the passage of three controversial tax bills into law. During this session, the MPs also approved two additional Supreme Court Justices who had already undergone vetting by the Appointments Committee earlier in the year.
Alban Bagbin in a statement recalling the legislators said: “In exercise of the power conferred on the Speaker by order 42(3) of the Standing Orders of the Parliament of Ghana, I, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Speaker of Parliament, do hereby direct that Parliament shall notwithstanding anything to the contrary, be recalled from recess to sit on Tuesday, the 2nd day of May 2023, at ten o’clock in the forenoon, at Parliament House, Accra, to consider urgent parliamentary business.”
Reacting to this in a tweet, the Minority leader, Mr. Cassiel Ato Forson, has taken a swipe at government foror recklessly borrowing despite the current economic challenges confronting the country.