Chamber of Parliament crowded as members outnumber seats

ParliamentMr Osei Bonsu Amoah, Member of Parliament for Akwapim South, on Friday said the Chamber of Parliament was crowded as the 275 members outnumber the seats.

Mr Amoah, who said this on the floor of Parliament, pointed at Ms Hannah Tetteh who was sitting on the Minority side of the House as she could not get a seat on the Majority side.

The number of members in the Fifth Parliament was 230 and the additional 45 new constituencies increased the number to 275 for the Sixth Parliament.

Mr Amoah explained that the cafeteria, where members usually had their snacks, was equally crowded because of limited seats and space.

He called on the Parliament Service Board to make the necessary arrangement as quickly as possible for every member to have a seat in the House.

He explained that the Chamber needed to be furnished with new chairs and additional microphones to prevent members from moving from one seat to another to make contributions on the floor of Parliament.

Mr Amoah said the lavatory also needed to be expanded to accommodate the number of members.

Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, Speaker of Parliament, said the leaders and the Parliamentary Service Board would handle the issue.

Source: GNA

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