The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram Constituency has expressed dissatisfaction at the slack nature of precautionary measures the House had put in place and therefore calls for virtual parliament to avert the spread of COVID-19 amongst Members of Parliament.
In a Facebook post sighted by Talksafrica.com on the MPs page, Sam Dzata George Nartey has written a letter to the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 indicating his challenges with attending upon the House with the slack nature of precautionary measures the House had put in place.
The MP indicated that the Speaker did not take kindly to his letter and has attacked him and refused to acknowledge his presence in the chamber since, whenever he rises.
He noted that, since his letter, at least 4 MPs have tested positive for the virus and that there has been no fumigation of the Chamber.
Sam George expressed concern that some of these infected MPs have even with their infections come into the Chamber and interacted with Colleagues.
“What at all do the Speaker and Leadership want to see before we become proactive in employing easily available technology to have a virtual Parliament?”.
He stressed that how can we claim to be engendering a technological leap as a Country whilst the People’s Representative Chamber is averse to adopting technology
The MP further advised that something can still be done to salvage the situation and save Ghanaian lives if action is taken now.
Iddrisu Muftaw | Political Desk | Talksafrica.com