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Majority Leader Unhappy With Assembly Press


Minister for Parliamentary Afffairs, Osei Kyie-Mensah-Bonsu has hinted of a possible engagement with the Executive arm of government on the need for Parliament to take control over the Assembly Press to curb the challenge of delay in the printing of materials for the legislature.

He indicated that the Assembly Press earned its name due to relation with the legislature therefore it will not be out of place for the legislature to manage it.

MrKyei-Mensah-Bonsu, who is also the Majority Leader, gave the indication last Friday during the presentation of Business Statement for the Ninth Week ending Friday, 1, December, 2017 following a concern raised by Member of Parliament for Pru East, Dr Kwabena Donkor of the lack of copies of Legislative Instruments (LIs) to MPs.

The Speaker, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye urged leadership of Parliament to meet to resolve all challenges that inhibit the smooth running of business in the house.

He called for the tightening or amended Standing Orders to mandate Ministers of State to make sufficient copies of Bills, LIs and other documents that is presented to Parliament to enhance the work of MPs.

Source: Christian Kpesese/Thepublisher

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