MPs attendance still abysmal

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By Myjoyonline.com| Joy News

7/4/2012 5:00:43 PM -

A significant chunk of Members of Parliament (MPs) have again absented themselves from proceedings of the house Wednesday in apparent protest over a number of issues.

Several MPs since last week have failed to show up at sittings, prompting rebuke from the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho yesterday just before adjournment of proceedings.

However the MPs claim their conditions of service have not been concluded and are worried it may be not concluded before the end of this Parliament.

MP for Shai Osudoku David Tetteh Assumeng explained to Joy News this is one of the reasons why some MPs may be shying away from the House.

“Some members are complaining about their conditions of service. People think that they've also not been given their due share in terms of remunerations so they also want to act the way they want…”

Meanwhile the MP for Lower Manya Krobo, Michael Teye Nyaunu is proposing that the leadership of Parliament consider changing the current situation where plenary sittings in the chamber and committee meetings are held concurrently.


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