Parliament is set to ban the use of phones by legislators in the House during proceedings.
According to Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the use of phones during proceedings is fast becoming a huge distraction to the business of the House.
Speaking in Parliament today, Thursday, March 5, 2020, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs stated that the ban will be enforced as soon as the new Standing Orders of Parliament are approved.
“…We proposed that in the next Parliament, once we accept the review standards, no Member of Parliament will be allowed to bring a cell phone to the House. We need to demonstrate seriousness. When the President of the House is talking, members will be fidgeting with their phones,” he said.
“When the Minister responsible for Finance comes here, members will be fidgeting with their phones. When Ministers are providing answers in the House, members will be fidgeting with their phones. It does not tell a good story about us,” Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu bemoaned.
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