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IN THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

 ORDER PAPER

FOR THE FORTY-THIRD SITTING OF THE FIRST MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

 WEDNESDAY, 29TH MARCH 2017

 

C O N T E N T

                                                                                                                                               Page

1)             PRAYERS                                                                                                                2

 

2)             CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND OFFICIAL REPORT                                  2

 

3)             STATEMENTS                                                                                                        2

 

4)             PRESENTATION OF PAPERS                                                                                      2

 

5)             MOTIONS in respect of Budget Estimates for the Year 2017

                (i)            Railways Development                                                                            3

(ii)           General Government Services                                                                      3

                (iii)          Other Government Obligations                                                                 3

                (iv)          National Commission on Civic Education                                                     3

                (v)           Public Services Commission                                                                      4

                (vi)          Office of the District Assemblies Common Fund Administrator                         4

                (vii)         National Media Commission                                                                       4

                (viii)        Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice                               4

                (ix)          Electoral Commission                                                                               4

                (x)           Judiciary and the Judicial Service                                                              5

                (xi)          Audit Service                                                                                          5

                (xii)         Parliament and the Parliamentary Service                                                     5

 

6)             MOTION—SECOND READING OF BILLS:

                (i)            Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017                                                    5

                (ii)           Energy Sector Levies (Amendment) Bill, 2017                                              6

 

7)             MOTION:                Bribery Allegation Made Against the Chair and Some Members of the

Appointments Committee                                                                                   6

 

8)             COMMITTEE SITTINGS                                                                                               7


BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

1.         PRAYERS

 

2.         CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND      OFFICIAL REPORT

 

3.         STATEMENTS

 

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

4.         PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

 

            The following Papers to be presented:

 

(a)        By the Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

(i)         Proposed Formula for Distributing the District Assemblies’ Common Fund (DACF) for the Year 2017.

 

(ii)        Proposed Formula for the Disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund for the year 2017.

 

(iii)       Proposed Formula for the Distribution of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) for the Year 2017.

 

(b)        By the Chairman of the Committee

Report of the Committee to Investigate the Bribery Allegation Made Against the Chair and Some Members of the Appointments Committee.

 

(c)        By the Chairman of the Committee

Report of the Special Budget Committee on the Annual Budget Estimates of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund Administrator for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(d)       By the Chairman of the Committee

Report of the Committee on Judiciary on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Judicial Service for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(e)        By the Chairman of the Committee

(i)         Report of the Finance Committee on the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

 

(ii)        Report of the Finance Committee on the Energy Sector Levies (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

 

5.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢518,426,135 for the services of the Ministry of Railways Development for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

      (Minister for Railways Development)

 

6.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢743,431,273 for General Government Services for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

                  (Minister for Finance)

 

7.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢36,610,873,139 for the services of Other Government Obligations for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

8.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢42,951,777 for the services of the National Commission for Civic Education for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

      (Minister for Parliamentary Affairs)

9.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢11,165,079 for the services of the Public Services Commission for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

      (Minister for Parliamentary Affairs)

 

10.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢431,586 for the services of the Office of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund Administrator for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

      (Minister for Parliamentary Affairs)

 

11.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢5,837,048 for the services of the National Media Commission for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

      (Minister for Parliamentary Affairs)

 

12.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢37,816,402 for the services of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

      (Minister for Parliamentary Affairs)

 

13.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢33,827,268 for the services of the Electoral Commission for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

      (Minister for Parliamentary Affairs)

14.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢331,185,841 for the services of the Judiciary and the Judicial Service for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

      (Minister for Parliamentary Affairs)

 

 

15.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢186,507,380 for the services of the Audit Service for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

      (Minister for Parliamentary Affairs)

 

 

16.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢308,565,445 for the services of Parliament and the Parliamentary Service for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

      (Minister for Parliamentary Affairs)

 

 

17.       MOTION

 

That notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 80(1) which require that no motion shall be debated until at least forty-eight hours have elapsed between the date on which notice of the motion is given and the date on which the motion is moved, the motion for the second reading of the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017 may bemoved today.

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

18.       MOTION

 

That the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017 be now read a second time.

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

19.       MOTION

 

That notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 80(1) which require that no motion shall be debated until at least forty-eight hours have elapsed between the date on which notice of the motion is given and the date on which the motion is moved, the motion for the second reading of the Energy Sector Levies (Amendment) Bill, 2017 may bemoved today.

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

20.       MOTION

 

That the Energy Sector Levies (Amendment) Bill, 2017 be now read a second time.

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

21.       MOTION

 

That notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 80(1) which require that no motion shall be debated until at least forty-eight hours have elapsed between the date on which notice of the motion is given and the date on which the motion is moved, the motion for the adoption of the Report of the Committee to Investigate the Bribery Allegation Made Against the Chair and Some Members of the Appointments Committeemay be moved today.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

22.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee to Investigate the Bribery Allegation Made Against the Chair and Some Members of the Appointments Committee.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

23.       Committee of the Whole to meet to consider the Statutory Formulae and other matters.

 

 

24.       COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

 

Date:               Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Time:               10:00 a.m.

Venue:             Committee Rooms 1 to 3 (New Administration Block)

Agenda:           To hold public hearing on the nominations of H.E. the President for deputy ministerial appointments.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

 

Date:               Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Time:               11:00 a.m.

Venue:             Committee Room 7E (East Wing, 7th Floor, Job 600)

Agenda:           To hold discussions with a delegation from the Parliament of the State of Katsina, Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

 

Date:               Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Time:               11:00 a.m.

Venue:             Committee Room 7W (West Wing, 7th Floor, Job 600)

Agenda:           To consider the following:

 

(i)         The 2017 Annual Budget Estimates of Other Government Obligations.

(ii)        Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017

(iii)       Energy Sector Levies (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON WORKS AND HOUSING

 

Date:               Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Time:               11:30 a.m.

Venue:             Committee Room 6W (West Wing, 6th Floor, Job 600)

Agenda:           To hold discussions with officials of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) on the Electronic Billing and Smart Metering Systems.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

 

Date:               Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Time:               11:00 a.m.

Venue:             Committee Room 6E (East Wing, 6th Floor, Job 600)

Agenda:           To hold discussions with officials of the European Union Court of Auditors for EU Election Observation Mission.

 


IN THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

 PROVISIONAL ORDER PAPER

 

FOR THE FORTY-FOURTH SITTING OF THE FIRST

MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

 

THURSDAY, 30TH MARCH 2017

 

BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

1.         PRAYERS

 

2.         CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND      OFFICIAL REPORT

 

3.         STATEMENTS

 

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

4.         PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

 

            The following Paper to be presented:

 

            By the Chairman of the Committee

(i)         Report of the Committee of the Whole on the Proposed Formula for Distributing the District Assemblies’ Common Fund (DACF) for the Year 2017.

           

(ii)        Report of the Committee of the Whole on the Proposed Formula for the Disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund for the year 2017.

 

(iii)       Report of the Committee of the Whole on the Proposed Formula for the Distribution of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) for the Year 2017.

 

5.         PRESENTATION AND FIRST READING OF BILLS

 

            Appropriation Bill, 2017.

 

            (Minister for Finance)

 

 

6.         MOTION

 

That notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 80(1) which require that no motion shall be debated until at least forty-eight hours have elapsed between the date on which notice of the motion is given and the date on which the motion is moved, the motion for the adoption of the Report of the Committee of the Whole on the Proposed Formula for Distributing the District Assemblies’ Common Fund (DACF) for the Year 2017 may be moved today.

 

                                    (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

7.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee of the Whole on the Proposed Formula for Distributing the District Assemblies’ Common Fund (DACF) for the Year 2017.

 

                                    (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

8.         MOTION

 

That notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 80(1) which require that no motion shall be debated until at least forty-eight hours have elapsed between the date on which notice of the motion is given and the date on which the motion is moved, the motion for the adoption of the Report of the Committee of the Whole on the Proposed Formula for the Disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund for the year 2017 may be moved today.

 

                                    (Chairman of the Committee)

9.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee of the Whole on the Proposed Formula for the Disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund for the year 2017.

 

                                    (Chairman of the Committee)

 

10.       MOTION

 

That notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 80(1) which require that no motion shall be debated until at least forty-eight hours have elapsed between the date on which notice of the motion is given and the date on which the motion is moved, the motion for the adoption of the Report of the Committee of the Whole on the Proposed Formula for the Distribution of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) for the Year 2017may be moved today.

 

                                    (Chairman of the Committee)

 

11.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee of the Whole on the Proposed Formula for the Distribution of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) for the Year 2017.

 

                                    (Chairman of the Committee)

 

12.       MOTION

 

That notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 128(1) which require that when a bill has been read a second time it shall pass through a consideration stage which shall not be taken until at least forty-eight hours have elapsed, the consideration stage of the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017 may be taken today.

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

13.       VALUE ADDED TAX (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2017

-           At the Consideration Stage

14.       MOTION

 

That notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 131(1) which require that when a Bill has passed through the Consideration Stage, the third reading thereof shall not be taken until at least twenty-four hours have elapsed, the motion for the third reading of the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017 may be moved today.

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

15.       MOTION

 

That the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017 be now read the third time.

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

16.       MOTION

 

That notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 128(1) which require that when a bill has been read a second time it shall pass through a consideration stage which shall not be taken until at least forty-eight hours have elapsed, the consideration stage of the Energy Sector Levies (Amendment) Bill, 2017 may be taken today.

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

17.       ENERGY SECTOR LEVIES (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2017

-           At the Consideration Stage

 

18.       MOTION

 

That notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 131(1) which require that when a Bill has passed through the Consideration Stage, the third reading thereof shall not be taken until at least twenty-four hours have elapsed, the motion for the third reading of the Energy Sector Levies (Amendment) Bill, 2017 may be moved today.

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

19.       MOTION

 

That the Energy Sector Levies (Amendment) Bill, 2017 be now read the third time.

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

20.       COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

BUSINESS COMMITTEE

 

Date:               Thursday, 30th March 2017

Time:               9:00 a.m.

Venue:             First Deputy Majority Whip’s Conference Room (West Wing, 7th Floor, Job 600)

Agenda:           To determine Business of the House for the First Week of the Second Meeting.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

 

Date:               Thursday, 30th March 2017

Time:               10:00 a.m.

Venue:             Committee Rooms 1 to 3 (New Administration Block)

Agenda:           To hold public hearing on the nominations of H.E. the President for deputy ministerial appointments.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON WORKS AND HOUSING

 

Date:               Thursday, 30th March 2017

Time:               12:00 Noon

Venue:             Committee Room 6W (West Wing, 6th Floor, Job 600)

Agenda:           To hold discussions with officials of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) on the approved Water Tariffs for the first and second quarters of 2017.

 

 

Wednesday, 29th March, 2017

Tuesday, 28th March, 2017

Monday, 27th March, 2017

Friday, 24th March, 2017

IN THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

 VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

MINUTES OF THE FORTY-SECOND SITTING OF THE FIRST MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

TUESDAY, 28TH MARCH, 2017

 

 

 

1.               The House met at ten minutes after ten o’clock in the forenoon.   Prayers were read.    The Rt. Hon. Speaker took the Chair.

 

2.               The following Hon. Members were present:

 


1.        

Abass, Ridwan Dauda

(SissalaEast)

2.        

Abban, Alexander Kodwo Kom

(Gomoa West)

3.        

Abdul-Aziz, Mohammed

(Mion)

4.        

Ablakwa, Samuel Okudzeto

(NorthTongu)

5.        

Aboagye, Daniel Okyem

(Bantama)

6.        

Aboagye, George Kwame

(Asene/Akroso/Manso)

7.        

Aboagye-Gyedu, Kingsley

(Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai)

8.        

Acheampong, Bryan

(Abetifi)

9.        

Acheampong, Kwame Seth

(Mpraeso)

10.     

Acheampong, Richard

(BiaEast)

11.     

Ackah, Peter Yaw Kwakye

(AmenfiCentral)

12.     

Ackah, Stephen M. E. K.

(Suaman)

13.     

Ackuaku, Sophia Karen

(Domeabra/Obom)

14.     

Adam, Mutawakilu

(Damongo)

15.     

Adamah, Patrick Al-Hassan

(SissalaWest)

16.     

Adda, Joseph Kofi

(NavrongoCentral)

17.     

Addo, Yaw Frimpong

(Manso-Adubia)

18.     

Adjei, Felicia

(KintampoSouth)

19.     

Adjei, Kwasi Boateng

(NewJuabenNorth)

20.     

Adongo, Frank Fuseini

(Zebilla)

21.     

Adongo, Isaac

(BolgatangaCentral)

22.     

Adu, Johnson Kwaku

(AhafoAnoSouthWest)

23.     

Adu-Gyamfi, Mercy

(Akwatia)

24.     

Afenyo-Markin, Alexander Kwamena

(Effutu)

25.     

Afful, Eric

(AmenfiWest)

26.     

Afful, Yaw

(JamanSouth)

27.     

Afotey-Agbo, Joseph Nii Laryea

(Kpone-Katamanso)

28.     

Afriye, Nana Ayew (Dr.)

(Effiduase/Asokore)

29.     

Afriyie, Nana Akua Owusu

(AblekumaNorth)

30.     

Agbeve, Charles

(Agotime-Ziope)

31.     

Agbodza, Kwame Governs

(Adaklu)

32.     

Agyapong, Ken Ohene

(AssinCentral)

33.     

Agyarko, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng

(AyawasoWestWuogon)

34.     

Agyekum, Alex Kofi

(Mpohor)

35.     

Agyeman-Manu, Kwaku

(DormaaCentral)

36.     

Agyeman-Rawlings, Zanetor (Dr)

(KlotteyKorle)

37.     

Agyenim-Boateng, Kwaku

(BerekumWest)

38.     

Ahenkorah, Kingsley Carlos

(TemaWest)

39.     

Ahiafor, Bernard

(Akatsi South)

40.     

Aidoo, William Owuraku

(AfigyaKwabreSouth)

41.     

Akandoh, Kwabena Mintah

(Juaboso)

42.     

Alalzuuga, Albert Akuka

(Garu)

43.     

Alhassan, Bashir Fuseini (Alhaji)

(Sagnarigu)

44.     

Alhassan, Mumuni

(SalagaNorth)

45.     

Alhassan, Sualihu Dandaawa

(Karaga)

46.     

Alorwu-Tay, Angela Oforiwa

(AfadzatoSouth)

47.     

Amankwah, Collins Owusu

(ManhyiaNorth)

48.     

Amenga-Etego, Rudolf Nsorwinne

(Chiana/Paga)

49.     

Ameyaw-Cheremeh, Kwasi

(SunyaniEast)

50.     

Amoah, Osei Bonsu

(AkwapimSouth)

51.     

Amoah, Robert Kwasi

(Achiase)

52.     

Amoakoh, Nana

(UpperDenkyiraEast)

53.     

Amoakohene, Kofi

(Atebubu/Amantin)

54.     

Amoatey, Magnus Kofi

(YiloKrobo)

55.     

Ampem, Thomas Nyarko

(Asuogyaman)

56.     

Ampofo, Twumasi Kwame

(SeneWest)

57.     

Andah, George Nenyi Kojo

(Awutu-SenyaWest)

58.     

Anhwere, Emmanuel Agyei

(Atwima-NwabiagyaSouth)

59.     

Anim, Moses

(Trobu)

60.     

Annoh-Dompreh, Frank

(Nsawam-Adoagyiri)

61.     

Antwi, Eugene Boakye

(Subin)

62.     

Anyimadu-Antwi, Kwame

(AsanteAkimCentral)

63.     

Apaak, Clement A.

(BuilsaSouth)

64.     

Appiagyei, Patricia (Ms)

(Asokwa)

65.     

Appiah-Kubi, Andy Kwame

(AsanteAkimNorth)

66.     

Appiah-Pinkrah, Kwabena

(Akrofuom)

67.     

Arthur, Ahmed

(OkaikweiSouth)

68.     

Asafu-Adjei, Kwame

(Nsuta-KwamangBeposo)

69.     

Asamoa, Yaw Buaben

(Adentan)

70.     

Asante-Boateng, Kwaku

(AsanteAkimSouth)

71.     

Asemanyi, Kojo

(GomoaEast)

72.     

Ashiamah, Daniel Kwesi

(Buem)

73.     

Asiamah, Andrew Amoako

(Fomena)

74.     

Asiamah, Isaac Kwame

(Atwima-Mponua)

75.     

Asiamah, Kwabena Amankwa

(FanteakwaNorth)

76.     

Assibey-Yeboah, Mark (Dr)

(NewJuabenSouth)

77.     

Atta-Mills, Samuel

(Komenda/Edina/Eguafo/Abrem)

78.     

Avedzi, James Klutse

(KetuNorth)

79.     

Ayamba, Laadi Ayii (Ms)

(Pusiga)

80.     

Ayariga, Mahama

(BawkuCentral)

81.     

Ayisi, Barbara Asher

(CapeCoastNorth)

82.     

Baba, Benson Tongo

(Talensi)

83.     

Bagbin, Alban Sumana Kingsford

(Nadowli/Kaleo)

84.     

Bambangi, Sagre (Dr.)

(Walewale)

85.     

Banda, Ben Abdallah

(OffinsoSouth)

86.     

Basoah, Philip

(Kumawu)

87.     

Bawa, Edward Abambire

(Bongo)

88.     

Bayon, Godfrey Tangu

(WaEast)

89.     

Bedzrah, Emmanuel Kwasi

(HoWest)

90.     

Bintin, Charles Binipom

(Saboba)

91.     

Boakye-Yiadom, Patrick (Dr.)

(Obuasi East)

92.     

Boamah, Patrick Yaw

(OkaikweiCentral)

93.     

Boateng, Ama Pomaa (Ms)

(Juaben)

94.     

Boar, Solomon Namliit

(Bunkpurugu)

95.     

Bobie, Evans Opoku

(AsunafoNorth)

96.     

Bogyako-Saime, Patrick

(AmenfiEast)

97.     

Boniface, Abu-Bakar Saddique

(Madina)

98.     

Botwe, Daniel

(Okere)

99.     

Boye, Bernard Okoe (Dr.)

(Ledzokuku)

100. 

Braimah, Muhammad Bawah

(Ejura-Sekyedumase)

101. 

Braimah, Salifu Adam

(SalagaSouth)

102. 

Brako, Kofi

(TemaCentral)

103. 

Buah, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi

(Ellembele)

104. 

Chireh, Joseph Yieleh

(WaWest)

105. 

Chiwitey, Andrew Dari

(Sawla/Tuna/Kalba)

106. 

Codjoe, Francis Kingsley Ato

(Ekumfi)

107. 

Cudjoe Ghansah, Comfort Doyoe (Mrs)

(Ada)

108. 

Cudjoe, Joseph

(Effia)

109. 

Dafeamekpor, Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwami

(SouthDayi)

110. 

Dakura, Francis Bawaana (Dr.)

(Jirapa)

111. 

Darko-Mensah, Kwabena Okyere

(Takoradi)

112. 

Darko, Ohene Assifo

(UpperWestAkim)

113. 

Dauda, Collins (Alhaji)

(AsutifiSouth)

114. 

Dei, Joyce Adwoa Akoh

(Bosome-Freho)

115. 

Dery, Ambrose

(Nandom)

116. 

Dery, Edward Kaale-Ewola

(Lambussie/Karni)

117. 

Djornobuah, Alex Tetteh

(SefwiAkontombra)

118. 

Donkoh, Elvis Morris

(Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese)

119. 

Duker, George Mireku

(Tarkwa-Nsuaem)

120. 

Effah, Anthony

(Asikuma/Odoben/Brakwa)

121. 

Essien, Paul

(Jomoro)

122. 

Etu-Bonde, Kwasi

(KintampoNorth)

123. 

Fordjour, John Ntim (Rev.)

(AssinSouth)

124. 

Forson, Cassiel Ato Baah

(Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam)

125. 

Fuseini, Inusah Abdulai B. (Alhaji)

(TamaleCentral)

126. 

George, Samuel Nartey

(Ningo-Prampram)

127. 

Ghartey, Joe

(Esikadu/Ketan)

128. 

Gunu, Muhammed Abdul-Samed

(Savelugu)

129. 

Gyamfi, Emmanuel Akwasi

(Odotobri)

130. 

Gyan-Baffour, George Yaw (Prof)

(Wenchi)

131. 

Gyarko, Martin Oti

(TechimanNorth)

132. 

Gyato, Michael Yaw

(KrachiEast)

133. 

Halidu, Ali Maiga

(DormaaWest)

134. 

Hammond, Kobina Tahir

(AdansiAsokwa)

135. 

Hayford, Ekow

(Mfantseman)

136. 

Heloo, Bernice Adiku (Mrs) (Dr)

(Hohoe)

137. 

Hottordze, Alexander Roosevelt

(CentralTongu)

138. 

Humado, Clement Kofi

(Anlo)

139. 

Ibrahim, Abdul-Rauf Tanko

(Yagaba/Kubori)

140. 

Ibrahim, Ahmed

(Banda)

141. 

Iddi, Ziblim

(Gushegu)

142. 

Iddrisu, Haruna

(TamaleSouth)

143. 

Issah, Fuseini

(OkaikweiNorth)

144. 

Jabanyite, Samuel Abdulai

(Chereponi)

145. 

Jajah, Yussif Issaka

(AyawasoNorth)

146. 

Jinapor, John Abdulai

(Yapei/Kusawgu)

147. 

Kankam, Kennedy Kwasi

(Nhyiaeso)

148. 

Karbo, Anthony N-Yoh P. Abayifaa

(Lawra)

149. 

Kini, Geoffrey

(NkwantaSouth)

150. 

Konadu-Yiadom, Charles

(NkoranzaSouth)

151. 

Koomson, Mavis Hawa (Mrs)

(Awutu-SenyaEast)

152. 

Kpemka, Joseph Dindiok

(Tempane)

153. 

Kpodo, Benjamin Komla

(HoCentral)

154. 

Kuganab-Lem, Robert Baba (Dr.)

(Binduri)

155. 

Kum, Ebenezer Kojo

(AhantaWest)

156. 

Kwarteng, Kwaku Agyeman

(ObuasiWest)

157. 

Kwetey, Fifi Fiavi Franklin

(KetuSouth)

158. 

Kyei Baffour, Eyiah

(LowerWestAkim)

159. 

Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Osei

(Suame)

160. 

Laryea, Emmanuel Nii Okai

(Amasaman)

161. 

Mahama, Alima

(Nalerigu/Gambaga)

162. 

Mahama, Naser Toure

(AyawasoEast)

163. 

Mahama, Shaibu

(Daboya/Mankarigu)

164. 

Majisi, John

(KrachiNchumuru)

165. 

Manu-Adabor, Francis

(AhafoAnoSouthEast)

166. 

Marfo, Emmanuel (Dr.)

(Oforikrom)

167. 

Marfo, Nana Amaniampong

(AfigyaKwabreNorth)

168. 

Mensah, Abena Durowaa

(AssinNorth)

169. 

Mensah, Betty Nana Efua Krosbi

(AframPlainsNorth)

170. 

Mensah, Isaac Adjei

(WassaEast)

171. 

Mensah, Joseph

(Kwesimintsim)

172. 

Mensah, Tina Gifty Naa Ayeley

(WeijaGbawe)

173. 

Mercer, Andrew Kofi Egyapa

(Sekondi)

174. 

Mohammad,  Habibu Tijani (Alhaji)

(Yendi)

175. 

Mohammed,  Masawud (Alhaji)

(PruWest)

176. 

Morrison, Cynthia Mamle (Mrs)

(AgonaWest)

177. 

Mubarak, Ras

(Kumbungu)

178. 

Muniru, Abdul Aziz

(Akan)

179. 

Muntaka, Mohammed-Mubarak (Alhaji)

(Asawase)

180. 

Naabu, Joseph Bipoba

(Yunyoo)

181. 

Napare, Dominic

(SeneEast)

182. 

Nawaane, Mark Kurt (Dr)

(Nabdam)

183. 

Nartey, Ebenezer Nii Narh

(AblekumaCentral)

184. 

Nitiwul, Dominic Bingab Aduna

(Bimbilla)

185. 

Nkansah-Boadu, Mavis

(Afigya-SekyereEast)

186. 

Norgbey, Ernest Henry

(Ashaiman)

187. 

Nortsu-Kotoe, Peter

(AkatsiNorth)

188. 

Nsowah-Djan, Samuel

(UpperDenkyiraWest)

189. 

Ntim, Augustine Collins

(OffinsoNorth)

190. 

Ntoso, Helen Adjoa

(KrachiWest)

191. 

Ntow, Mathias Kwame

(Aowin)

192. 

Nuamah, Samiu Kwadwo (Dr)

(Kwadaso)

193. 

Nyindam, Matthew

(Kpandai)

194. 

Ocloo, Linda Obenewaa Akweley

(Shai-Osudoku)

195. 

Odoom, Abraham Dwuma

(TwifoAttiMorkwa)

196. 

Odotei, Vincent Sowah

(DadeKotopon)

197. 

Oduro, George Boahen

(NewEdubiase)

198. 

Ogajah, Thomas Donkor

(Wulensi)

199. 

Ohemeng-Tinyase, Kwabena

(Kade)

200. 

Okyere-Agyekum, Kofi

(FanteakwaSouth)

201. 

Opare-Ansah, Frederick

(Suhum)

202. 

Opoku, Eric

(AsunafoSouth)

203. 

Oppong-Nkrumah, Kojo

(Ofoase/Ayirebi)

204. 

Osei, Anthony Akoto  (Dr)

(OldTafo)

205. 

Osei, Gabriel

(Tain)

206. 

Osei, John Frimpong

(Abirem)

207. 

Osei, Kennedy Nyarko

(AkimSwedru)

208. 

Osei-Asare, Abena (Mrs)

(AtiwaEast)

209. 

Osei-Owusu, Eric

(AframPlainsSouth)

210. 

Osei-Owusu, Joseph

(Bekwai)

211. 

Oteng-Gyasi, Barbara

(Prestea/Huni-Valley)

212. 

Otuteye, Christian Corletey

(Sege)

213. 

Owusu-Aduomi, Kwabena

(Ejisu)

214. 

Owusu-Ekuful, Ursula G. (Mrs)

(AblekumaWest)

215. 

Panford, Ato

(Shama)

216. 

Pelpuo, Abdul-Rashid Hassan (Dr)

(WaCentral)

217. 

Prempeh, Freda Akosua O. (Ms)

(TanoNorth)

218. 

Prempeh, Matthew Opoku (Dr)

(Manhyia South)

219. 

Quaittoo, William Agyapong

(AkimOda)

220. 

Quarm, Joseph Albert

(Manso-Nkwanta)

221. 

Quartey, Henry

(AyawasoCentral)

222. 

Quashigah, Richard Mawuli Kwaku

(Keta)

223. 

Quaye, Elizabeth Afoley

(Krowor)

224. 

Ricketts-Hagan, George Kweku

(CapeCoastSouth)

225. 

Saad, Habib

(Bortianor-NgleshieAmanfro)

226. 

Sabi, William Kwasi

(DormaaEast)

227. 

Safo, Sarah Adwoa (Ms)

(Dome/Kwabenya)

228. 

Sandaare, Sebastian Ngmenenso (Dr)

(Daffiama/Bussie/Issa)

229. 

Sanid, Suleman Adamu

(AhafoAnoNorth)

230. 

Sarpong, Kwaku Ampratwum

(Mampong)

231. 

Sawyerr, Queenstar Pokua (Mrs)

(AgonaEast)

232. 

Sayibu, Suhuyini Alhassan

(TamaleNorth)

233. 

Sekyere, Benjamin Yeboah

(TanoSouth)

234. 

Siaka, Stevens

(JamanNorth)

235. 

Sowah, Della (Mrs)

(Kpando)

236. 

Suhuyini, Wahab Wumbei (Alhaji)

(Tolon)

237. 

Sulemana, Yusif

(Bole/Bamboi)

238. 

Tampi, Simon Acheampong

(Tatale/Sanguli)

239. 

Terlabi, Ebenezer Okletey

(LowerManyaKrobo)

240. 

Tetteh, Joseph

(UpperManyaKrobo)

241. 

Tetteh, Joycelyn

(NorthDayi)

242. 

Titus-Glover, Daniel Nii Kwartei

(TemaEast)

243. 

Tuferu, Mohammed Hardi

(Nanton)

244. 

Twum-Ampofo, Gifty

(AbuakwaNorth)

245. 

Twum-Nuamah, Kwabena (Dr)

(BerekumEast)

246. 

Umar, Alhassan

(Zabzugu)

247. 

Vanderpuije, Alfred Okoe

(AblekumaSouth)

248. 

Vanderpuye, Edwin Nii Lantey

(Odododiodioo)

249. 

Wireko-Brobby, Bright

(HemangLowerDenkyira)

250. 

Woyome, Kobena Mensah

(SouthTongu)

251. 

Yiadom-Boachie, Henry Yeboah

(TechimanSouth)


 

3.               The following Hon. Members were absent:

 


1.        

Aboagye, Kwadwo Nyanpon

(Biakoye)

2.        

Adomako-Mensah, Alex

(SekyereAframPlains)

3.        

Adutwum, Yaw Osei (Dr)

(Bosomtwe)

4.        

Afeku, Catherine Abelema

(EvalueAjomoroGwira)

5.        

Afriyie, Kwaku (Dr.)

(Sefwi-Wiawso)

6.        

Agalga, James

(BuilsaNorth)

7.        

Ahi, Sampson

(Bodi)

8.        

Akyea, Samuel Atta

(AbuakwaSouth)

9.        

Amoako-Attah, Kwasi

(AtiwaWest)

10.     

Appiah-Kubi, Kojo (Dr)

(AtwimaKwanwoma)

11.     

Asiamah-Adjei, Nana Dokua

(AkwapimNorth)

12.     

Awuah, Ignatius Baffour

(SunyaniWest)

13.     

Ayeh-Paye, Samuel

(Ayensuano)

14.     

Ayine, Dominic Akuritinga (Dr)

(BolgatangaEast)

15.     

Botchwey, Shirley Ayorkor (Ms)

(Anyaa/Sowutuom)

16.     

Dahah, Joseph Benhazin

(AsutifiNorth)

17.     

Darfour, Eric Kwakye

(Nkawkaw)

18.     

Donkor, Kwabena (Dr.)

(PruEast)

19.     

Eyiah, Naana

(GomoaCentral)

20.     

Mensah, Francisca Oteng

(KwabreEast)

21.     

Oduro, Derek (Maj. [Rtd])

(NkoranzaNorth)

22.     

Oti, John Kwabena Bless

(NkwantaNorth)

23.     

Owusu-Bio, Benito

(Atwima-NwabiagyaNorth)

24.     

Tawiah, Augustine

(BiaWest)


4.               The Votes and Proceedings of the Forty-First Sitting held on Monday, 27th March, 2017 were adopted as the true record of proceedings.

 

5.               The Official Report of the Thirtieth Sitting held on Thursday, 9th March, 2017 was also adopted as the true record of proceedings.

 

 

 

6.               The following Papers were presented:

 


(a)        By the Hon. Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Ben Abdallah Banda.

 

Report of the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(b)       By the Hon. Majority Leader & Chairman of the Special Budget Committee, Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.

 

(i)         Report of the Special Budget Committee on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Public Services Commission (PSC) for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(ii)        Report of the Special Budget Committee on the Annual Budget Estimates of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(iii)       Report of the Special Budget Committee on the Annual Budget Estimates of the National Media Commission (NMC) for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(iv)       Report of the Special Budget Committee on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(v)        Report of the Special Budget Committee on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Electoral Commission (EC) for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(vi)       Report of the Special Budget Committee on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Audit Service for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(vii)      Report of the Special Budget Committee on the Annual Budget Estimates of Parliament and the Parliamentary Service for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

7.         The following Bills were presented and read the first time:

 

            By the Hon. Minister for Monitoring & Evaluation, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei on behalf of the Minister for Finance.

 

(a)        Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017

 

            (b)        Energy Sector Levies (Amendment) Bill, 2017

 

            The Rt. Hon. Speaker referred the Bills to the Finance Committee for consideration and report.

 

8.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢46,910,275 for the services of the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(Moved by the Hon. Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr. Isaac Kwame Asiamah and seconded by the Hon. Chairman of the Committee on Youth, Sports and Culture, Mr. Alex Kofi Agyekum)

 

                        Question proposed: Debate arising

                        Question put and motion agreed to

 

9.         The House accordingly approved the sum of GH¢46,910,275 for the services of the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

10.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢90,728,106 for the services of the Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General’s Department for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(Moved by the Hon. Minister for Monitoring & Evaluation, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei on behalf of the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and seconded by the Hon. Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional, Legal & Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Ben Abdallah Banda)

 

Question proposed: Debate arising

                        Question put and motion agreed to

 

11.       The House accordingly approved the sum of GH¢90,728,106 for the services of the Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General’s Department for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

12.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢4,226,152,354 for the services of the Ministry of Health for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(Moved by the Hon. Minister for Youth & Sports, Mr. Isaac Kwame Asiamah on behalf of the Minister for Health and seconded by the Hon. Chairman of the Committee on Health, Mr. Augustine Collins Ntim)

Question proposed: Debate arising

                        Question put and motion agreed to

 

13.       The House accordingly approved the sum of GH¢4,226,152,354 for the services of the Ministry of Health for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

14.       EARMARKED FUNDS CAPPING AND REALIGNMENT

                                                BILL, 2017

 

-           At the Consideration Stage

 

1.         Clause 2 – Amendment proposed – Paragraph (a), line 2,

                        delete “total”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question proposed: Debate arising

Question put and amendment agreed to 

 

2.         Clause 2 – Amendment proposed – Paragraph (b), line 5,

                                    delete “usefulness” and insert “purpose”

 

Question proposed: Debate arising

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

3.         Clause 2 – Amendment proposed – Paragraph (b), line 5,

delete “ and should cease to exist”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question proposed: Debate arising

Question put and amendment agreed to

4.         Clause 2, as amended, agreed to

 

5.         Clause 3 – Amendment proposedSub-clause (2), delete

“specified in the Schedule” and do same wherever the phrase appears in the Bill

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

6.         Clause 3   – Amendment proposed   – Sub-clause (3),

paragraph (a), delete“budget” and do same wherever “budget revenue” appears in the Bill, unless the context otherwise requires.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

7.         Clause 3   – Amendment proposed   – Sub-clause (5) delete

and insert the following:

 

“Despite subsection (2) and section 4, the Minister shall, in making allocations to the Earmarked Funds, or in distributing Internally Generated Funds, comply with any quantum of revenue allocation or retention of Internally Generated Funds that is provided for under the Constitution.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

8.         Clause 3   – Amendment proposed   – Sub-clause (6), delete

“specified in the Schedule”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Amendment withdrawn by leave of the House

 

            9.         Clause 3, as amended, agreed to

 

10.       Clause 4 Amendment proposed Line 1, delete

“allocate” and insert “distribute” and in lines 3 and 4, delete “that existed immediately before the coming into force of this Act” and insert “based on the retention percentages prescribed in relevant laws.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question proposed: Debate arising

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

            11.       Clause 4, as amended, agreed to

 

            12.       Clause 5, agreed to

 

13.       Clause 6 Amendment proposedSub-clause (1),

paragraph (a), line 1, delete “establishes” and insert “established” and in line 3, delete “usefulness” and insert “purpose”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

(Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh)

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

(Mr. Rockson-Nelson E. K. Dafeamekpor)

 

Question proposed: Debate arising

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

14.       Clause 6Amendment proposed   –  Sub-clause (1),

paragraph (b), delete “specified in the Schedule”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Amendment withdrawn by leave of the House

 

15.       Clause 6 – Amendment proposedSub-clause (1),

paragraph (b), before “every” insert “within”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question proposed: Debate arising

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

16.       Clause 6 – Amendment proposed – Sub-clause (1),

paragraph (b),deletethe second occurrence of “a”and insert “the initial”

 

                        (Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.       Clause 6 – Amendment proposedSub-clause (2),

renumber the second occurrence of paragraph (a) as paragraph (b)

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

18.       Clause 6 – Amendment proposed   –  Sub-clause (2),

paragraph (d), line 2,delete “20.whether” and insert “whether”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

(Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh)

(Mr. Rockson-Nelson E. K. Dafeamekpor)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

19.       Clause 6 – Amendment proposedSub-clause (3), lines 2

and 3, delete “cause a Bill to be prepared and laid in Parliament” and insert “present a Bill to Parliament

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

(Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

 

 

 

 

20.       Clause 6 – Amendment proposedSub-clause (3),

paragraph (a), line 1, delete “establishes” and insert “established”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

(Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh)

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

(Mr. Rockson-Nelson E. K. Dafeamekpor)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

            21.       Clause 6, as amended, agreed to

 

            22.       Clause 7 – Amendment proposed Interpretation of

“Earmarked Fund” line 1, after “revenue” insert “including Internally Generated Fund”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

            23.       Clause 7 – Amendment proposed Interpretation of

“realigned Earmarked Funds”, line 2, delete “to” and insert “in”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

 

 

 

 

            24.       Clause 7   – Amendment proposedAdd the following new

interpretation:

 

“revenue” in this Act means “the sum of tax revenue and non-tax revenue”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

25.       Clause 7 Amendment proposed– Interpretation of

“tax revenue” line 1, before “means” insert “in this Act” and in line 2, after “trade” delete “other than petroleum revenue under the Petroleum Revenue Management Act, 2011, (Act 815)”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

26.       Clause 7 Amendment proposed– Interpretation of

“total revenue”, delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question proposed: Debate arising

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

 

 

 

 

 

            27.       Clause 7 – Amendment proposedAdd the following

                                    New Clause:

 

                                    Regulations

 

The Minister may, by legislative instrument make regulations to

 

                        (a)        amend the Schedules and

 

(b)        provide for any other matter necessary for the effective implementation of this Act”

 

                                    (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

                                    Question proposed: Debate arising

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

28.       Clause 7 – Amendment proposedAdd the following

                        new definitions:

 

(a)        “Internally Generated Funds” means the total amount allocated from capped Earmarked Funds to Retention of Internally Generated Fund as provided in sub-section 2 of section 3 of this Act.

 

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

(b)        Non-Tax Revenue is the recurring income earned by the government from sources other than taxes and grants.

 

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

            29.       Clause 7, as amended, agreed to

 

30.       Clause 8, agreed to

 

31.       Schedule –Amendment proposed   –  Second row, delete

“Grants to other Government Units”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

32.       Schedule   – Amendment proposed   – Second column, third

row, after “Health” insert “Insurance”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

33.       Schedule – Amendment proposed – Second column, fourth

row, before “Education” insert “Ghana”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

 

34.       Schedule – Amendment proposed – Second column, fifth

row, delete “Petroleum Related Funds (Energy Fund) and insert “Energy Fund”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question proposed: Debate arising

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

35.       Schedule – Amendment proposed – Second column,

seventh row, at beginning, delete “Retention of” and at end add “Retention”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

36.       Schedule Amendment proposed Second column, tenth

row, delete“Other Earmarked Funds” and renumber the items below it, starting from 8 to 14.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

            37.       Schedule – Amendment proposedDelete “o/w” wherever

it appears in the Schedule.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

            38.       The Schedule, as amended, agreed to

            39.       The Long Title – Amendment proposedDelete and insert

                                    the following:

 

“An Act to provide a cap on Earmarked Funds for the realignment of revenue and for related matters”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

(Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu)

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

Question proposed: Debate arising

Question put and amendment agreed to

 

40.       The Long Title, as amended, agreed to

 

            Sitting suspended at 1:35 pm.

            Sitting resumed at 3:00 pm.

           

            The Hon. Second Deputy Speaker took the Chair.

 

15.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢367,487,428 for the services of the Ministry of Communications for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(Moved by the Hon. Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula G. Owusu-Ekuful and seconded by the Hon. Chairman of the Committee on Communications, Mr. Ken Ohene Agyapong)

 

                        Question proposed: Debate arising

                        Question put and motion agreed to

16.       The House accordingly approved the sum of GH¢367,487,428 for the services of the Ministry of Communications for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

17.       MOTION

 

That notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 131(1) which require that when a Bill has passed through the Consideration Stage, the third reading thereof shall not be taken until at least twenty-four hours have elapsed, the motion for the third reading of the Earmarked Funds Capping and Realignment Bill, 2017 may be moved today.

 

(Moved by the Hon. Minister for Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta and seconded by the Hon. Chairman of the Finance Committee, Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah)

 

                               Question put and agreed to

 

18.       MOTION

 

That the Earmarked Funds Capping and Realignment Bill, 2017 be now read the third time.

 

(Moved by the Hon. Minister for Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta and seconded by the Hon. Chairman of the Finance Committee, Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah)

 

                        Question put and motion agreed to

 

19.       The Earmarked Funds Capping and Realignment Bill, 2017 duly read the third time and passed.

 

20.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢759,676,342 for the services of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(Moved by the Hon. Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto and seconded by the Hon. Vice Chairman of the Committee on Food, Agriculture & Cocoa Affairs, Mr. Kwame Asafu-Adjei)

 

                        Question proposed: Debate arising

                        Question put and motion agreed to

 

21.       The House accordingly approved the sum of GH¢759,676,342 for the services of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

22.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢3,227,856 for the services of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

(Moved by the Hon.Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and seconded by the Hon. Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional, Legal & Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Ben Abdallah Banda)

 

Question proposed: Debate arising

                        Question put and motion agreed to

 

23.       The House accordingly approved the sum of GH¢3,227,856 for the services of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs for the year ending 31st December 2017.

 

24.       MOTION

 

            That this House do now adjourn.

 

(Moved by the Hon. Majority Leader, Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and seconded by the Hon. Deputy Majority Leader, Mr. James Klutse Avedzi.

 

                           Question put and agreed to

 

25.      ADJOURNMENT


 


And it being twenty minutes after six o’clock in the evening the House was adjourned till Wednesday next at ten o’clock in the forenoon.

 

 

 

 

 

                     EMMANUEL ANYIMADU                               PROF.  MICHAEL AARON OQUAYE

                                Clerk                                                                        Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S U P P L E M E N T

 

 APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

 

1.      Opening

 

The Committee met on Monday, 27th March, 2017 at 11:05 am and held a Public Hearing to consider the under-listed nominations of H. E. the President for appointment as Ministers and Deputy Ministers respectively:

 

i)                    Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo               Minister of State-

designate at the Office of the President (Public Procurement) 

 

ii)                  Hon. Bryan Acheampong             Minister of State-designate

at the Office of the President

 

iii)                Prof. Kwesi Yankah                     Minister of State-designate

for Education (Tertiary)

 

iv)                Dr. Nurah Gyiele                          Minister of State-designate

at the Ministry of Agriculture

 

v)                  Hon. Henry Quartey                     Deputy Minister-designate

for the Interior

 

The Hon. First Deputy Speaker and Chairman, Mr. Joseph Osei-Owusu presided.

 

2.      Attendance

 

The following Hon. Members were present:

 

i.                    Mr. Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh

ii.                  Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

iii.                Mr. Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover

iv.                Mrs. Ursula G. Owusu-Ekuful

v.                  Mr. Joseph Cudjoe

vi.                Ms. Patricia Appiagyei

vii.              Mr. Osei Bonsu Amoah

viii.            Mr. Kofi Amoakohene

ix.                Mr. Anthony N-Yoh Puowele Abayifaa Karbo

x.                  Ms. Barbara Asher Ayisi

xi.                Mr. Michael  Yaw Gyato

xii.              Mr. Haruna Iddrisu

xiii.            Alhaji Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka

xiv.            Mr. Mahama Ayariga

xv.              Mr. Eric Opoku

xvi.            Dr. Bernice Adiku Heloo

xvii.          Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh

xviii.        Mr. Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye

xix.            Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

xx.              Mr. Suhuyini Alhassan Sayibu

 

3.      In Attendance  

 

i.                    Mr. Daniel Botwe                         Hon. MP & Minister for

                                                      Regional Reorganization

ii.                  Mr. Ebenezer Nii Narh Nartey      Hon. MP

iii.                Nana Akua Owusu Afriyie           “                                 

iv.                Mrs. Abena Osei-Asare                 “

v.                  Mr. Vincent Sowah Odotei          “

vi.                Alhaji Habib Saad                         “

vii.              Ms. T. Gifty Naa Ayeley Mensah “

viii.            Hajia Alima Mahama                    “

ix.                Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije       “

x.                  Sheik I. C. Quaye                         Former MP

xi.                Mr. Asante Amoako-Atta             Clerk to the Committee

xii.              Ms. Olivia Asante                         Assistant Clerk

xiii.            Ms. Akua Osei Somuah                “

xiv.            Mr. Kofi Menkah                          “

xv.              Mr. Emmanuel Akrofi-Tibo          “

xvi.            Ms. Esther Degboe                       Parliamentary Service

xvii.          Ms. Esther Agyemang Boateng    “

xviii.        Mr. Philip Owusu Afriyie             “

xix.            Mr. Ebenezer Nkansah Sefa         “

 

4.      Closing 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 pm.   

 

 

         COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT ASSURANCES

 

1.         Opening

 

The Committee met on Tuesday, 28thMarch, 2017 at 12:30 pm and considered its programme of activities.

 

The Hon. Chairman, Mr. Yaw Frimpong Addo presided.

 

2.         Attendance

 

The following Hon. Members were present:

 

i.                    Mr. Kwabena Appiah-Pinkrah

ii.                  Mr. Moses Anim

iii.                Dr. Sagri Bambangi

iv.                Mr. Ebenezer Nii Narh Nartey

v.                  Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye

vi.                Mr. Gabriel Osei

vii.              Mrs. Joyce Adwoa Akoh Dei

viii.            Mr. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah

ix.                Mrs. Linda Obenewaa Akweley Ocloo

x.                  Mr. Sebastian Ngmenenso Sandaare

xi.                Mr. Albert Akuka Alalzuuga

xii.              Mr. Samuel Abdulai Jabanyite

xiii.            Mr. Andrew Dari Chiwitey

 

3.         InAttendance

 

i.                    Mr. Camillo Pwamang            Clerk to the Committee

ii.                  Mr. Ernest Darfour                 Assistant Clerk

iii.                Ms. Loretta Mensah                Parliamentary Service

iv.                Mr. Solomon Owusu              

 

4.         Closing

 

The meeting was adjourned at 2:05 pm.

Tuesday, 28th March, 2017

Monday, 27th March, 2017

Friday, 24th March, 2017

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017




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