Bills and Reports to be laid before Parliament this week


Papers, Bills and Reports for presentation to the House will be laid in accordance with Order 75 of the Standing Orders of Parliament this week. These include the Annual Report and Accounts of the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015, report of the Auditor-General on the Public Accounts of Technical Universities and Polytechnics for the year 2016, and report of the Auditor-General on the Statement of Foreign Exchange Receipts and Payments of Bank of Ghana for the year 2017.


Other reports include Report of the Auditor-General on the Public Boards, Corporations and Other Statutory Institutions for the year 2017 and a request for the Unitisation of a portion of Ghana Education Trust Fund’s (GETFund) revenues for the debt service of a Medium Term Loan Facility of the Cedi Equivalent of US$1,500,000,000, to be used for Educational Infrastructure.

The House will be presented with the 18th report of the Appointments Committee on President Akufo-Addo’s nomination for Ministerial and Deputy Ministerial Appointments.

The House will also be presented with the report of the Finance Committee on the Protocol of Amendment to the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonisation of Customs Procedures, and Financing Agreement between the Government of Ghana and the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group, for an amount of US$40,000,000 to finance the proposed Tourism Development Project.

New Bills to be presented to the House for the first reading are the Intestate Succession Bill, 2018 and the Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management Bill, 2018.

Motions and Resolutions

Motions presented to the Plenary are expected to be debated and their consequential resolutions, if any, taken during the week.

Mr. Kyei-Mensah Bonsu proposed that the House should start in earnest with the consideration stage of the Right to Information (RTI) Bill, 2018 with the aim of completing its consideration before the introduction of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government for the year 2019.

The House is expected to adopt the report of the Public Accounts Committee on the Performance Audit of the Auditor-General, on the Disposal of Government Vehicles by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Ghana Health Service, and also adopt the report of the Committee of Selection on the Re-Composition of Committees of the House.

The House will again consider the adoption of the report of the Appointments Committee on President Nana Akufo-Addo’s nominations for Ministerial and Deputy Ministerial Appointments and adoption of the report of the Committee on Privileges, on the Breach of Privilege and Contemptuous remarks allegedly made by Mr. Kennedy Agyapong of Assin Central MP.

Source: GhanaJustice/S.Ayisi


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