General News of 2013-12-30

Speaker recalls MPs for urgent sitting

Members of Parliament have been recalled by the Speaker of Parliament for an urgent sitting in the New Year.

The recall is based on Clause 3 of Article112 of the Constitution and Order 38 of the Standing Order of Parliament.

Director of Public Affairs, Jones Kugblenu, told Joy News the Speaker Edward Doe Adjaho has summoned Parliament to sit on 6th January 2014.

He also explained that the recall is not out of place because the last sitting was adjourned sine die (without fixing a date).

Though he said the legislators are expected to “consider some matters that have come before [Parliament]”, he would not disclose what would be deliberated on.

When members of the House reconvened, the Speaker of Parliament would make it known why he has recalled them, he said.

It is likely the MPs may sit for more than a day, but Mr Kugblenu said that would depend on “how business goes” on the 6th of January.