The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has given clearance for a report from the Privileges Committee on three absentee Members of Parliament to be tabled and discussed in the House.
Mr. Bagbin on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, dismissed attempts for the Speaker to declare some of the seats vacant without a formal debate of the Privileges Committee’s report.
In his ruling, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin said, “the preliminary objection for the admissibility of the report is hereby dismissed in limine.”
The three members—Kennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin Central, Henry Quartey, MP for Ayawaso West, and Adwoa Safo, MP for Dome Kwabenya had been referred to the Privileges Committee for absenting themselves from Parliament beyond the permissible period without any reason.