The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Edward Doe Adjaho has asked out-going Members of Parliament to vacate their offices in the Job 600 building before January 7, 2017 when the Mahama administration will be handing over power to the incoming government.
The speaker addressing MPs at the last sitting of the 6th Parliament of the 4th Republic Tuesday said, this is to facilitate the transitional arrangement to usher in the MP-elects for the seventh Parliament.
He said he as the speaker has already packed all his belongings from the office he is occupying and patiently waitng for January 6, 2017 to handover peacefully to the Clerk of Parliament.
This, he believes will ensure the smooth takeover of the new Speaker.
The Speaker also urged the House to ensure the speedy passage of the Right to Information (RTI) Bill looking at the enormous work the lawmakers did before going on recess.
Rt. Hon Edward Doe Adjaho also congratulated President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President Mahama, Electoral Commission and the security agencies for ensuring peaceful elections.
Welcoming members, Hon. Doe Adjaho said the House is sitting to consider salary and emoluments of article 71 holders.