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Livid Speaker orders probe into blackouts in Parliament

Parliament House was not spared the irksome and unannounced power outage in Ghana Thursday, as members got set to debate the 2015 budget statement of government.

The Minister of Finance Seth Terkper was in the House Wednesday to deliver the budget and economic statement which lasted for about three hours.

Parliamentary officials said the Finance Minister’s presentation was powered by the generating plant of the lawmaking body and was used for other activities of the day.

When the Speaker of Parliament Edward Doe Adjaho entered the lawmaking chamber Thursday, he was greeted by a power outage forcing him to descend heavily on the power distribution company, Electricity Company of Ghana.

The speaker had to suspend proceedings for about 30 minutes.

He has therefore called for an investigation into the frequent power outages in Parliament and the probing body made up of some MPs has until next Tuesday to present their report to the House.

A very livid Adjaho described the frequent blackouts as “unacceptable”.

Source: Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5FM

One comment

  1. I think politicians and law makers have to be ashamed of themselves. THEY HAVE FAILED TO DELIVER ONE SIMPLE AND COMMON THING GHANAIANS MOSTLY NEED. AND THAT IS ELECTRICITY.IF THEY CANT DO THIS WHAT ELSE CAN THEY DO INSTEAD OF STEALING MONEY FROM THE COFFEX TO PROFIT THEMSELVES. AM SURE THEY CANT EVEN DELIVER WATER TO THE PEOPLE. EVEN WORSE OF ALL EDUCATION. THEY SHOULD STOP CALLING THEMSELVES POLITICIANS THAN BOOTLEGGERS.WHAT CAN THEY BE PROUD OF DELIVERING TO THE GHANAIAN PUBLIC.

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