Speaker of Ghana’s parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has tested negative for Coronavirus.
The speaker announced in parliament during his final statement to suspend sittings due to the Coronavirus Pandemic on April 4, 2020.
Prof. Oquaye’s declaration follows a voluntary test he took on April 2nd.
”I wish to inform you that I took the Coronavirus test three days ago and my test result came Negative. Praise the Lord. All members and staff who wish to do voluntary testing should see Dr. Pambo,” he said.
He noted that parliament in the wake of the outbreak of the global pandemic has put in place measures to ensure the safety of members of parliament.
”In accordance with the crisis, we have made satisfactory arrangements to protect our MPs and officials in many ways including fumigation of the premises and offices, leave granted to some workers to enable spacing according to regulations, masks, sanitizers, self-isolation of all our people who returned from duties abroad, sensitisation and education, etc” he opined.
The speaker expressed his appreciation to the leadership of parliament and prayed that all are protected from the harm of Coronavirus until the house meets again.
”To the Leadership (both Majority and Minority), all MPs, the Acting Clerk and his staff and all workers of Parliament stay safe and sound and may Coronavirus stay away from all of us by the power and favour of the Living God, till we meet again,” he prayed.