Bagbin has shown leadership in dealing with COVID-19 in parliament – Ablakwa

Speaker of Parliament
Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has commended the Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin for the steps he has taken to deal with the coronavirus infection in parliament.

He said the Speaker’s courage and transparency in dealing with the situation will go a long way to address the stigma problem.

The Speaker announced on Thursday February 4 that fifteen lawmakers and Fifty-six staff of the parliamentary service, have tested positive for the virus.

To that end, he has arranged that Parliament will be sitting only twice a week, as part of measures to prevent the spread of the virus in the House.

“Only members of Parliament and members of staff who are needed for the business of the House on those days will be allowed in the presence of Parliament from next week,” Mr. Bagbin said.

The sittings will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, he stated further.

Mr Ablakwa said in a tweet that “Rt Hon Speaker Alban Bagbin deserves commendation for the leadership he has exhibited in fighting COVID-19 within the precincts of Parliament since assuming office. As I said on the floor today, his courage and transparency in putting out the number of MPs and Staff infected will go a long way to address the challenge with stigma.”

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