Saturday, 20 April

MPs to use local languages for parliamentary debates

Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin

Parliament is set to introduce the use of local languages on the floor of the House as a means to promote Ghanaian culture and safeguard it from potential extinction.

According to Order 63 of the new Standing Orders, Members of Parliament (MPs) will be permitted to utilize any of the local languages, with interpretation and translation provided to ensure understanding by all present.

This initiative is scheduled to commence during the second meeting of the fourth session of the Eighth Parliament.

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has confirmed that necessary arrangements, including the provision of translators and appropriate gadgets, will be made to facilitate a seamless implementation.

The new measure is expected to be implemented following the Easter break.