Debates of 18 Feb 2009

PRAYERS 11:15 a.m.

Madam Speaker 11:15 a.m.
Order! Order! Hon Members, I wish to inform you of the sudden death of the Hon Member for Jirapa, Mr. Edward Kojo Salia on Monday, 16th February 2009.
Hon Members, let us please rise up and observe a one-minute silence in memory of the late Member.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.


Madam Speaker 11:15 a.m.
Hon Members, the Official Report is not ready. We will take that on another day. So we now move to the Laying of Papers.
Majority Leader/Leader of the House (Mr. A. S. K. Bagbin) 11:15 a.m.
Madam Speaker, I am informed by the Appointments

Tomorrow, we will be receiving His Excellency the President, and therefore it will not be possible to discuss any such report, that is why I said on Friday, 20th February, 2009.

The House will want to have a caucus

meeting and I want to plead that we take an adjournment to enable the House Sit in caucus. I will take it that Hon Members accept this proposal and I will proceed to move that the House do now adjourn till tomorrow at 10.00 in the forenoon where we will reconvene to continue the Business. I beg to move.

Minority Leader (Mr. Osei Kyei-

Mensah-Bonsu): Madam Speaker, I rise to second the motion as proposed by the Hon Majority Leader. But in doing so, to remind -- He indeed said that we are adjourning till tomorrow 10.00 o'clock in the forenoon.

As we do know, the President will be delivering the State of the Nation Address, and if it will be coming on, and I know it will be coming on, Hon Members will be required to be here much earlier than the usual time. Madam Speaker, I beg to second the motion.

Question put and motion agreed to.


The House was accordingly adjour-ned

at 11.27 a.m. till 19th February, 2009 at