Ebola Scare! Parliament to restrict number of MPs to100 per sitting

By Our Reporter 

As Parliament is planning to resume its normal sitting next week, its administration has laid restrictive measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus by limiting the number of MPs to 100 per sitting out of more than 500 members in the 11th Parliament.

This announcement was issued by the administration of Parliament ahead of the start of business next week.

The leadership of Parliament and the minister of health have asked for the decongestion of the August House as one of the measures to avoid preventing the spread of the virus.

While MPs say the rules are stringent and would disrupt activity in the house, they believe it is the only way to prevent the spread of Ebola.

“We have received a report from the Ministry of Health asking us to decongest Parliament and that is why the Speaker Anita Among told us that we shall have sittings of only 100 people,” Solomon Silwany, a commissioner of Parliament said.

With some political experts are putting parliament on the spot for dubious commercial dealings, several legislators claim the majority of unfinished resolutions will be priority.

While the government boasts of expediting over 60 bills, questions remain about whether these are subject to public requests.

It has already been at least 35 days after the country’s Ebola outbreak was declared. The overall number of confirmed cases is 109, with 30 deaths, 34 on treatment, and improving, 45 still being treated but in critical condition.

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