STOP ATTENDING SITTINGS OR I PUBLISH YOUR NAMES – BAGBIN W …
The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has threatened to publish names of lawmakers who have tested positive for the novel corovirus disease to warn others of their status if they do not halt going to the house.
The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Joseph Osei-Owusu made this known when he delivered a communication from the Speaker on the floor of Parliament Wednesday, February 3.
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“Mr Speaker wishes me to draw the attention of the members of the house that some MPs who have, in fact, tested positive, to the COVID, are still coming to the chamber”.
He further added that, “Mr Speaker wishes me to inform that if those members do not withdraw and isolate, he’ll be forced to publish their names of members who have tested positive in order to warn the rest of us”.
“Please, let’s take this protocol seriously and let all members who have been informed of their test results that they have tested positive withdraw from the precincts of Parliament, not just the chamber; stay home and self-isolate, go through the protocols and recover before they return to the house”, he said.
According to him, about 50 MPs have still not availed themselves of the test despite Parliament having made preparations for that.
He urged all MPs who have not taken the test to do so.
Ghana is currently experiencing a second wave of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has counted nine more deaths related to Covid-19 bringing the toll to 433 from the previous 424.