Parliament has begun processes to replace its current stand-by generators, the Deputy Public Affairs Director has said.

Parliament has begun processes to replace its current stand-by generators, the Deputy Public Affairs Director has said.

Kate Addo told TV3 on Wednesday that the House admits the two generators are getting old after their acquisition in 1996 and needed to be replaced.

Proceedings in Parliament were on Wednesday, July 22  suspended for over an hour after a power outage and failure of one of its two stand-by generators to kick in.

Speaking on the incident, Obuasi West Member of Parliament (MP) Kweku Kwarteng slammed government for its seeming inability to solve the energy, insinuating that the nationwide crisis is what is playing out in Parliament.

The outage is the second to affect proceedings in the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic, the first forcing the Speaker to set up a committee to look into it.

As part of the committee’s recommendations, a decision has been taken to get new power plants for the lawmakers.

“The board is working and has approved that the decision goes through the procurement process to acquire a new generator,” said Ms Addo.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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