/**/ Parliament suspends RTI Bill for the second time Parliament suspends RTI Bill for the second time

Parliament suspends RTI Bill for the second time

Parliament has for the second time in five sitting days suspended the consideration of the Right to Information (RTI) Bill for lack of a quorum.

Coincidentally, it was the same legislator, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Adansi Asokwa, Mr Kobina Tahiru Hammond, who raised the issue of the qurom.
He said the House did not have a quorum to continue the consideration of the Bill, which is supported by Standing Order 48 (2) and Article 102 of the 1992 Constitution.

Standing Order 48 (2) states: "If at the time of sitting, a member takes notice or objection that there are present in the House, besides the person presiding, less than one-third of the number of all the Members of Parliament, and after an interval of ten minutes a quorum is not present, the person presiding shall adjourn the House without question put until the next sitting day."
Article 102 stipulates that: "A quorum of Parliament, apart from the one presiding, shall be one-third of all Members of Parliament."
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Ningo-Prampram, Mr Samuel Nartey George, supported the motion for the suspension of the consideration.

Giving his ruling, the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Bagbin, who was chairing, said his hands were tied because the about 36 MPs did not form a quorum.
He, therefore, suspended the consideration of the RTI Bill.

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