Parliament on Tuesday welcomed its newest member, Gifty Twum Ampofo, who was recently elected as the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party.
Ms Twum Ampofo was sworn into office by the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, following a letter from the Electoral Commission dated March 30, which introduced her as the member elect for the Abuakwa North constituency.
Mr Doe Adjaho was happy more women were joining the House.
Both the Majority and Minority leaders in welcoming Ms Twum Ampofo urged her to hit the ground running by being abreast of the standing orders of the House and the 1992 Constitution, noting the House does not have much time on its side at 2nd Meeting of the 4th Session of the Sixth Parliament which started Tuesday.
They also advised her to take the path of her late Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu who was murdered at his residence at Shiashie in Accra on February 9, leading to the conduct of a by-election which was won by Ms Twum Ampofo.
Two persons have so far been arrested by the Police and are being tried for the murder of the 52-year-old late MP.
The House during its current sitting will be presented with 29 bills for consideration and approval.
Among these bills are Ghana School of Law Bill, Legal Service Bill, Electronic Communication [Amendment] Bill, Presidential Transition [Amendment] Bill, Prison Service Bill, Tertiary Education Research Fund Bill and the Public Financial Management Bill among others.
By Evelyn Tengmaa|3news.com|Ghana