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From: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com          Published On: December 27, 2012, 14:19 GMT
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MPs-elect undergo registration

Members of Parliament-elect to form the Sixth Parliament under the Fourth Republic have been undergoing orientation as they prepare for inauguration next year.

Early Thursday, the bio-data of the MPs were taken for IDs that will grant them access into the House in January.

Director of Public Affairs of Ghana’s Parliament, Jones Kugblenu told Joy News the process is a very important one.

“This is a simple process where members are required to give details of their background, date of birth, next of kin and all that. After which an ID would be issued to enable them enter the chamber on the day of inauguration. It is a very important exercise for all members-elect.”

He noted that both new and sitting Members of Parliament trooped in to register today.

Some of the MPs also talked about the programme and their preparation for the next Parliament.

NPP MP-elect for Bunkpurugu, Solomon Boar is hoping the next parliament takes off smoothly next year.

He was certain of lobbying to get some amenities like water that his constituency lacks to the area, irrespective of which party forms the next government in 2013.

Member of Parliament-elect for Odododiodio Nii Lantey Vanderpuije said fresh members must quickly learn from senior members of the house to be able to contribute meaningfully during proceedings.

He said with the kind of people who would be in the next parliament, the house would be full of excitement and expectation.

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