Nose masks have been distributed to Parliamentarians as part of enhanced measures to protect them from the Coronavirus.
The masks were handed over to the MPs as they entered the Chamber and a number of immediately proceeded to wear them.
Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Ocquaye led by example by proceeding to wear his mask. Members of staff as well as members of the Parliamentary press corp have all been given the nose masks.
MP for Pusiga Laadi Ayamba questioned why some MPs are not wearing the masks and called for better education on how to handle them.
“Some are not wearing the masks, some are wearing it inside out, some are wearing it upside down,” Madam Ayamba said on the Floor.
Minister for Communications Ursula Owusu Ekuful questioned why Adaklu MP Kwame Agbodza was wearing the masks on his mouth without covering his nose whilst speaking on the Floor.
“If we are to wear masks, let’s wear it properly. He’s breaking out all kinds of organisms and breathing out bacteria,” she said.
Meanwhile, Minority MPs are kicking against a proposal from the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu for the house to sit on Saturday to work.
The minister says the sitting will enable them to finish various business before they rise in the first week of April.
But the Minority MPs say they need to rest in the light of the Coronavirus spread and they have no business sitting on a Saturday.