Ayariga Disciplined For Improper Dressing

Mahama-Ayariga1The Minister of Information and Media Relations Mahama Ayariga, was yesterday sent out of Parliament for improper dressing.
The  Bawku Central Member of Parliament Bawku Central, who was wearing a tuxedo without a tie, was ushered out of the Chamber by the Principal Assistant Clerk, Ebenezer Djietro.

Mr. Ayariga’s dressing came to the attention of the First Deputy Speaker, Ebo Barton Odro, when Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei (NPP, Old Tafo) rose and sought the Speaker’s advice on Mr. Ayariga’s dressing.

Although the Speaker did not make any statement on the issue, the Principal Assistant Clerk approached Mr. Ayariga and ushered  him out of the Chamber.
Order 100 (1) of the Standing Orders of the House empowers the Speaker to order a member, whose conduct is grossly disorderly, to withdraw immediately from the House’s sitting.

But a few minutes later, Mr Ayariga returned, wearing a yellow tie on the tuxedo, throwing the  chamber into laughter.
Meanwhile, the House has set up a seven-member Ad-Hoc Committee to draft a Code of Conduct, for Members of Parliament. The committee is chaired by Alban S.K Bagbin (NDC, Nadowli Kaleo) with Papa Owusu Ankomah (NPP, Sekondi) as his Vice.

The other members are Ibrahim Ahmed (NDC, Banda), Ms Laadi Ayii Ayamba (NDC, Pusiga), George Kofi Arthur (NDC, Amenfi Central), Isaac Osei (NPP, Subin) and Ignatius Baffour Awuah (NPP Sunyani West).

The Leader of the House, Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor, in moving a motion for the approval of the committee said the Second Deputy Speaker, Joe Ghartey (NPP Esikado/Ketan), might join the committee as a consultant. - Yaw Kyei

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