The Speaker Alban Sumana Bagbin announced on Tuesday, February 9, that the decision was reached after 17 MPs and 151 parliamentary staff tested positive for the virus.
This, the Speaker said, will help curb the spread, protect other members from catching the virus and give those with the virus the chance to recover.
“The fact that the Appointments Committee is yet to commence the consideration of the President’s ministerial nominees, I have in consultation with leadership decided that the sitting of the House be suspended for three weeks,” he said.
Previously, the House had instituted measures to conduct Parliamentary session only twice a week with only third of the MPs allowed in the House whiles the rest take part virtually.
As part of measures to fight the spread of the virus in Parliament, the Speaker added that all MPs and parliamentary staff are to submit themselves for testing two weeks from 10th February, Wednesday. While the House is in adjournment, it will continue with the weekly disinfection and sanitization of the bounds of Parliament
Mr. Bagbin indicated that within the period of the break, the Appointment Committee will begin consideration and public hearing of the President's nominees for ministerial appointment.
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