LOCAL NEWS: Parliament Brings Sittings To An End
The 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic brought its sittings to a close over the weekend and adjourned to allow members to focus on their re-election bids.
Majority Chief whip, Kwesi Ameyaw-Cheremah, in his closing remarks called for greater public awareness campaigns on the Covid-19 pandemic; Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, on the other hand, emphasized the need for peace as the country approaches the December 7 elections.
Parliamentary speaker, Professor Mike Aaron Ocquaye, expressed hopes for a peaceful transition to the next parliament.
"Honourable members, the house is making adequate preparations towards the dissolution of the 7th parliament and I urge all to work in tandem for a seamless transition. As the 2020 general elections approach, I wish you all the very best, and I pray that our nation will be law-abiding as we know it has always been and that every official will play his or her part according to the requirements of the law of our country... Honorable Members, I am confident that together, we can have an orderly, fair, and credible election", he said.
Story by Rodney Tsenuokpor