COVID-19: Stop inviting visitors to Parliament – Majority Leader to MPs, staff

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The Majority Leader, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has admonished Members of Parliament and staff of the parliamentary service to desist from inviting visitors to the House.

The move is intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic on the premises of the legislature following revelations by Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak that two MPs and 13 staff have contracted the viral disease following last week’s mass testing.

The disclosure is said to have sent shock waves among MPs and staff alike with some clamouring for an immediate shutdown of the House.

The leadership of Parliament has also put in place measures to ensure the disease doesn’t overwhelm them after the initiation of contact-tracing and another round of mandatory testing for every MP and staff to be tested.

MPs, all Parliamentary staff to undergo COVID-19 testing tomorrow

Announcing some of the measures during the presentation of next week’s business statement to Parliament today, May 29, 2020, Mr. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu who also doubles as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs described as worrying the increasing number of visitors to the House daily.

“Unless, it is very compelling to do so in which case honourable members or staff or others concerned must seek clearance from the leadership of their respective caucuses or the Clerk-to-Parliament,” the committee said.

He also reiterated a directive by the Speaker for non-essential staff and service personnel to stay away from duty.

“Further to this, the House leadership has also observed that some MPs research assistants and national service personnel are still reporting for duty contrary to the directive issued by the Speaker pursuant to the COVID-19 imperatives,” he said.

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