The speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, has set up an adhoc committee to investigate frequent power cuts to the House.
He has requested a report to be delivered to him by next week.
The Speaker expressed disappointment over the frequent power cuts in parliament and its impact on the work of the House.
The committee is made up of the Majority and Minority leaders, two Whips and two members of the House to investigate and report to the House on November 25, 2014 during a Committee of the Whole meeting.
The directive was on the heels of consistent power cuts in the Chamber yesterday during parliamentary proceedings.
The first power cut was a few minutes after the Speaker began prayers for proceedings to commence. That apparently led to suspension of sitting for about an hour. Upon resumption, the power went off again when the Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, was responding to a question on the floor of the House.
Papa Owusu Ankomah, Member of Parliament for .Sekondi said the situation had gotten serious and therefore questioned if the power cuts were as a result of the new installations or the on-going power rationing by the Electricity Company of Ghana.
But, Mr. Adjaho stated that during the presentation of the government's budget statement and economic policy on Wednesday November 19, 2014, they used the generator throughout the day in order to avoid any power interruption during the presentation.
According to him, yesterday morning, he enquired if they could still use the generator or the main electricity, but was assured that the problem had been rectified only for him to start praying for the power not to go off.
He further stated that during the recess, the Minority Caucus also experienced some power failures during a press conference for which he ordered a report and subsequently forwarded it to both the Majority and Minority Leaders.
Mr. Adjaho, therefore, noted that "this is the time for us to investigate this. It is unacceptable for us to continue going through this and we will investigate it."
The country is currently under power rationing system due to shortfalls in power generation by the various power producers.
Responding to series of questions on the floor of the House yesterday, Mr. Ablakwa said "a number of schools have been inspected and recommended for upgrading into boarding status, but awaiting approval due to budgetary constraints."