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05.10.2004 General News

Parliamentary delegation to visit Mumuni

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Accra, Oct. 5, GNA - A Parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker, Mr Peter Ala Adjetey is expected to visit the Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Alhaji Mohammad Munmuni this afternoon at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

The MP's hospitalisation follows his involvement in a motor accident a few days after the announcement of his nomination as a running mate of National Democratic Congress (NDC) Flag Bearer, Professor John Evans Atta Mills.

The Speaker, who made the announcement on Tuesday at an opening session, during which he formally welcomed Members of Parliament from recess, also informed the House of the death of the MP for Atebubu North, Mr David Mensah, who died recently while Parliament was on recess.

A minute's silence was observed in honour of Mr Mensah.

Earlier, the Speaker, urged members of the House to cooperate to the maximum and improve upon their attendance in Parliament to ensure that business did not suffer because of the electioneering campaigns.

He said though some current members of the House had lost the chance to be present at the next Parliament they owed it a duty to be present throughout this session to ensure that the House completed its four-week session on time to enable other colleagues to have the chance to campaign for re-election.

Touching on the re-location of the House to the Banquet Hall, the Speaker said the main Chamber of Parliament was being re-constructed to make room for the 230 MPs in 2005.

He said up-to-date facilities would be installed to cater for the growing needs of the House.

The Speaker said they, on their part were doing everything to ensure that work on the Chamber was completed before the end of December.

"We do not hold the purse strings ... Parliament has done all its work, we, therefore, appeal to all stakeholders to play their part and not withhold monies promised," he said.

The Leadership of both the Majority and the Minority sides welcomed their colleagues and urged them to be punctual at all the meetings of the House.

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