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Speaker Mike Oquaye recalls MPs from suspension

Speaker Mike Oquaye has recalled MPs to the House, three days after he suspended sitting indefinitely.

In a communique to Members of Parliament, the Speaker invoked his rights under Order Six of the Standing Orders of Parliament.

“I, Right Honourable Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament, do hereby direct that, the parliament of Ghana shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary, resume sittings of the first meeting of the fourth session… on Wednesday, the 8th of April 2020…” he wrote.

MPs are being called to approve some of the measures to contain the Covid-19 outbreak which President Nana Akufo-Addo announced in his address to the nation on Sunday.

The House, according to JoyNews sources, is also expected to approve the appointment of Ledzokuku MP, Bernard Okoe-Boye as Deputy Health Minister.

Dr. Okoe-Boye’s appointment was announced in a statement from the Jubilee House on Monday.

He replaces Alexander Abban who has been reshuffled and now serves as the Deputy Communications Minister.

La Dadekotopon MP, Vincent Sowah Odotei who held the post has been axed for undisclosed reasons.

“President Akufo-Addo thanks Hon. Sowah Odotei for his services to the country and wishes him well in his future endeavours,” the Jubilee House said.

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