On Thursday, February 16, Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin warned Members of Parliament (MPs) against using language that is inappropriate for use while the house is in session.
Mr. Bagbin made this comment when Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta appeared before the house to provide an update on the government’s Domestic Debt Swap Program (DDEP).
“Use Parliamentary language, not the language in a chop bar or marketplace but in Parliament,” the speaker warned.
Meanwhile, the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, pledged government’s support to the pensioners and said, “Government remains committed to the wellbeing of senior citizens and pensioners.”
He also added that he had already made it known that the government would honour its coupon payment and maturing principle.
Also, Mr. Ofori-Atta made a plea to parliamentarians to assist the government in obtaining IMF board approval in order to maintain economic stability.
“I will urge Members of Parliament to support the government to secure the board approval for macro stability.”