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Speaker receives report on Draft Parliamentary Transition Bill

The Speaker of Parliament and Chairman of the Parliamentary Services Board, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has received a draft Parliamentary Transition Bill from the Center for Democratic Transitions (CDT). The draft bill was presented to him in Accra by Professor Kwamina Ahwoi and Nana Ato Dadzie, both consultants with the CDT. --Read more--

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REQUEST FOR WRITTEN MEMORANDA

The Parliamentary Select Committee, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs wishes to bring to the attention of the General Public that the under listed Bills have been laid in Parliament and referred to the Committee for consideration and report:

 

  1. Criminal Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2021
  2. Office Of Special Prosecutor (Amendment) Bill, 2021
  3. Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021

 

The committee therefore request for written Memoranda in respect of the above-mentioned Bills. The Memoranda must reach the Committee not later than Thursday 30th September, 2021 through the postal or email address below:

 

  1. THE CLERK TO THE COMMITTEE

     COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL LEGAL & PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

     OFFICE OF PARLIAMENT

     OSU - ACCRA

  2.  daowusu-agyekum@parliament.gh

 

Please note that soft copies of the Bills can be found on Parliament’s official website @ www.parliament.gh

 

For further enquiries, please contact the Clerk to the Committee on 0545660105.

 

ISSUED BY

The Director, Public Affairs Dept.


15-09-2021    




PROCEEDINGS - PLENARY





IN THE FIRST SESSION OF THE EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

                       ORDER PAPER

 FOR THE ELEVENTH SITTING OF THE FIRST

MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

FRIDAY, 11TH FEBRUARY, 2022

C O N T E N T


 

BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

 

1. PRAYERS

 

 

 

2. MESSAGES FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

 

 

3. FORMAL COMMUNICATION BY THE SPEAKER

 

 

 

4. CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND  OFFICIAL REPORT


5.

5. BUSINESS STATEMENT FOR THE FOURTH WEEK

 

(Chairman, Business Committee)

 

 

 

6. STATEMENTS

 

 

 

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

 

7. PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

 

 

 

The following Papers to be presented:

 

 

 

(a) By the Minister for Transport 

 

Annual Report of the National Road Safety Authority, 2020.

 

 

 

(b) By the Chairman of the Committee

 

 

 

Report of the Finance Committee on the Term Loan Facility Agreement amongst the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance), Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt (as Arranger and Original Lender) and TMF Global Services (UK) Limited (as Facility Agent) for an amount of Thirty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred and Twenty-Eight Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ninety-Eight Euros (€38,928,898.00) to finance the Construction and Equipping of 40-Bed District Hospitals at Ayensuano, Effiduase and Offinso, and the Completion and Equipping of Old Tafo Maternity and Kumasi South Maternity Blocks.

 

 

 

8. PRESENTATION AND FIRST READING OF BILLS

 

 

 

Constitution of the Republic of Ghana (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

 

 

 

(Mr. Kennedy Nyarko Osei, MP for Akim Swedru)

 

 

 

9. MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Investigative Report of the Committee on Defence and Interior on the Incident of the Military-Civilian Brutality in Wa.

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

10. MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Ad Hoc Committee to Investigate the Procurement Contract Between the Government of the Republic of Ghana and His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum and S.L. Global for the Supply of Sputnik-V COVID-19 Vaccines.

 

 

 

(Moved on Friday, 6th August 2021 by the Hon. Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin and seconded by the Hon. Minority Leader, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

- Question to be put

 

 

 

11. MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Annual Report on the Collection and Utilisation of the African Union Import Levy for the 2020 Fiscal Year.

 

 

 

(Moved on Friday, 5th November 2021 by the Hon. Chairman of the Finance Committee, Mr. Kwaku Agyeman Kwarteng and seconded by the Hon. Member for Sekyere Afram Plains, Mr. Alex Adomako-Mensah)

 

Question to be put

 

 

 

 

 

12. MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Annual Public Debt Management Report for the 2020 Financial Year.

 

 

 

(Moved on Thursday, 4th November 2021 by the Hon. Chairman of the Finance Committee, Mr. Kwaku Agyeman Kwarteng and seconded by the Hon. Member for Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam, Dr. Cassiel Ato Baah Forson)

 

 

 

- Debate to Conclude

 

 

 

13. 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 Finance Committee on the Term Loan Facility Agreement amongst the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance), Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt (as Arranger and Original Lender) and TMF Global Services (UK) Limited (as Facility Agent) for an amount of Thirty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred and Twenty-Eight Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ninety-Eight Euros (€38,928,898.00) to finance the Construction and Equipping of 40-Bed District Hospitals at Ayensuano, Effiduase and Offinso, and the Completion and Equipping of Old Tafo Maternity and Kumasi South Maternity Blocks may be moved today.

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

14. MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Term Loan Facility Agreement amongst the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance), Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt (as Arranger and Original Lender) and TMF Global Services (UK) Limited (as Facility Agent) for an amount of Thirty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred and Twenty-Eight Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ninety-Eight Euros (€38,928,898.00) to finance the Construction and Equipping of 40-Bed District Hospitals at Ayensuano, Effiduase and Offinso, and the Completion and Equipping of Old Tafo Maternity and Kumasi South Maternity Blocks.

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

15. RESOLUTION

 

 

 

WHEREAS

 

1. By the provisions of article 181 of the Constitution and Sections 55 and 56 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), the terms and conditions of all government borrowings shall be laid before Parliament and shall not come into operation unless the terms and conditions are approved by a resolution of Parliament in accordance with article 181 of the Constitution;

 

 

 

2. Pursuant to the provisions of the said article 181 of the Constitution and Sections 55 and 56 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), at the request of the Government of the Republic Ghana acting through the Minister responsible for Finance, there has been laid before Parliament a Term Loan Facility Agreement amongst the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance), Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt (as Arranger and Original Lender) and TMF Global Services (UK) Limited (as Facility Agent) for an amount of Thirty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred and Twenty-Eight Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ninety-Eight Euros (€38,928,898.00) to finance the Construction and Equipping of 40-Bed District Hospitals at Ayensuano, Effiduase and Offinso, and the Completion and Equipping of Old Tafo Maternity and Kumasi South Maternity Blocks.

 

 

 

 

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

 

 

 

In accordance with the provisions of the said article 181 of the Constitution and Sections 55 and 56 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), this House approves, by resolution, the Term Loan Facility Agreement amongst the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance), Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt (as Arranger and Original Lender) and TMF Global Services (UK) Limited (as Facility Agent) for an amount of Thirty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred and Twenty-Eight Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ninety-Eight Euros (€38,928,898.00) to finance the Construction and Equipping of 40-Bed District Hospitals at Ayensuano, Effiduase and Offinso, and the Completion and Equipping of Old Tafo Maternity and Kumasi South Maternity Blocks.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

16. MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee on Health on the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Health) and Golden Mainland Ghana Limited for an amount of Thirty-Eight Million Euros (€38,000,000.00) for the Construction and Equipping of 40-Bed District Hospitals at Ayensuano, Effiduase and Offinso, and the Completion and Equipping of Old Tafo Maternity and Kumasi South Maternity Blocks.

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

17. RESOLUTION

 

 

 

WHEREAS

 

1. By the provisions of article 181(5) of the Constitution the terms and conditions of any international business or economic transaction to which the Government of Ghana is a party shall not come into operation unless the said terms and conditions have been laid before Parliament and approved by Parliament by a Resolution supported by the votes of a majority of all Members of Parliament;

 

 

 

2. Pursuant to the provisions of the said article 181(5) of the Constitution, and at the request of the Government of Ghana acting through the Minister responsible for Health, there has been laid before Parliament the terms and conditions of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Health) and Golden Mainland Ghana Limited for an amount of Thirty-Eight Million Euros (€38,000,000.00) for the Construction and Equipping of 40-Bed District Hospitals at Ayensuano, Effiduase and Offinso, and the Completion and Equipping of Old Tafo Maternity and Kumasi South Maternity Blocks.

 

 

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE HEREBY RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

 

 

 

In accordance with the provisions of the said article 181(5) of the Constitution this House approves the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Health) and Golden Mainland Ghana Limited for an amount of Thirty-Eight Million Euros (€38,000,000.00) for the Construction and Equipping of 40-Bed District Hospitals at Ayensuano, Effiduase and Offinso, and the Completion and Equipping of Old Tafo Maternity and Kumasi South Maternity Blocks.

 

(Minister for Health)

 

 

 

18. PRIVATE MEMBERS’ MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House investigates the recruitment practices of the state security agencies of Ghana between the period 2013 and 2020 and to establish the levels of transparency and fairness of those practices and make consequential recommendations.

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu; Alhaji Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka; Mr. Mahama Ayariga; Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa; Mr. Suhuyini Alhassan Sayibu; Mr. James Agalga)

 

 

 

19. PRIVATE MEMBERS’ MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House investigates the ethnic, gender, regional and other sectional backgrounds of persons recruited into the security forces since January 1993, to establish the level of ethnic, regional and gender balance in the recruitment and appointment to such public offices, and make appropriate recommendations.

 

 

 

(Mr. Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin; Mr. Frank Annoh-Dompreh; Mr. Samuel Atta Akyea; Mr. Osei Bonsu Amoah)

 

 

 

20. PRIVATE MEMBERS’ MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House investigates the inappropriate interferences by members of the state security agencies of Ghana in the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections of Ghana in 2020, and in particular, the violence perpetrated against citizens, causing injuries and leading to loss of the lives of Tajudeen Alhassan (39 years), Abdallah Ayaric (18 years), Emmanuel Dompreh (36 years) Samira Zakaria (36 years), Ibrahim Abass (30 years), Rita Otto (15 years), and Fuseini Musah (14 years) in the 2020 Elections and make consequential recommendations.

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu; Alhaji Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka; Mr. Mahama Ayariga; Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa; Mr. Suhuyini Alhassan Sayibu; Mr. James Agalga)

 

 

 

21. PRIVATE MEMBERS’ MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House investigates the alleged interferences by some Members of the security agencies and some vigilante groups before, during and after presidential and general elections since 1993 resulting in injuries and loss of lives and make consequential recommendations.

 

 

 

(Mr. Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin; Mr. Frank Annoh-Dompreh; Mr. Samuel Atta Akyea; Mr. Osei Bonsu Amoah)

 

 

 

22. PRIVATE MEMBERS’ MOTION

 

That this Honourable House constitutes a bi-partisan committee chaired by a Member of the Minority Caucus to

 

(i) investigate the conduct of the confirmation or approval process by the various Assemblies of the President’s nominees for the position of Chief Executive for the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the following Assemblies (i) Sekyere/Kumawu (ii) Assin South (iii) Cape Coast (iv) Awutu Senya West (v) Sefwi-Bekwai-Anhwiaso (vi) Juaboso (vii) Shama, and any other Assembly where violence or disruption occurred;

 

(ii) enquire into the circumstances leading to the deployment of huge numbers of police and other security personnel who obstructed or prevented some Honourable Assembly Members from participating in the voting process, and Members of Parliament from witnessing the exercise as ex-officio members;

 

(iii) determine whether laid down procedures were followed or abuses occurred during the process; and

 

(iv) make consequential recommendations for the consideration of the House.

 

 

 

(Mr. Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye; Mr. Benjamin Komla Kpodo; Mr. James Agalga)

 

 

 

23. PRIVATE MEMBERS’ MOTION

 

That this Honourable House constitutes a bi-partisan parliamentary committee chaired by a Member of the Minority Caucus to enquire into the expenditures made by Ghana Government in relation to COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020.

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu; Alhaji Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka; Dr. Cassiel Ato Baah Forson)

 

 

 

24. MOTION

 

 

 

That the Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2021 be now read a second time.

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

25. 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 Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2021 may be taken today.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

26. SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION BILL, 2021

 

- At the Consideration Stage

 

 

 

27. 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 Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2021 may be moved today.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

28. MOTION

 

 

 

That the Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2021 be now read the third time.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

29. MOTION

 

 

 

That the Students Loan Trust Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021 be now read a second time.

 

 

 

(Minister for Education)

 

30. 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 Students Loan Trust Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021 may be taken today.

 

(Minister for Education)

 

 

 

31. STUDENTS LOAN TRUST FUND (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021

 

- At the Consideration Stage

 

 

 

i. Clause 5 – Amendment proposed – Paragraph (a),

 

subsection (2), line 1, after “notice”, insert “of demand” and in line 2, after “address”, insert “of the borrower”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

ii. Clause 5 – Amendment proposed – Paragraph (b),

 

subsection (3), line 2, delete “demand notice” and insert “notice of demand”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

iii. Clause 5 – Amendment proposed – Paragraph (c),

 

subsection (4), opening phrase, delete “subregulation” and insert “subsection”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

iv. Clause 5 – Amendment proposed – Paragraph (c),

 

subsection (4), subparagraph (a), delete and insert the following:

 

 

 

“(a) the amount owed;

 

(b) time within which to pay the amount owed; and

 

(c) failure to pay the amount owed as stated in subparagraph (a), shall attract a monthly penalty of interest of five per cent until the date of final payment.”

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

v. Clause 5 – Amendment proposed – Paragraph (c),

 

subsection (4), subparagraph (a), line 2, delete “should” and insert “shall”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

vi. Clause 5 – Amendment proposed – Paragraph (d),

 

subsection (5), line 2, delete “execute or enforce the judgement for the recovery of” and insert the following:

 

 

 

“institute legal action to recover”

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

vii. Clause 5 – Amendment proposed – Paragraph (e),

 

subsection (6), delete and insert the following:

 

 

 

“Subject to any other relevant laws, the Board in the execution of a court judgement obtained against a borrower, may attach the contributions of the borrower made to any scheme under the National Pensions Act, 2008 (Act 776) or any pension scheme operated and managed by any institution in the country.”

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

viii. Clause 5 – Amendment proposed – Paragraph (g),

 

subsection (7), delete and insert the following:

 

 

 

“The Board may, pursuant to a court order, request any scheme established under the National Pensions Act, 2008 (Act 776) or any pension scheme operated and managed by any institution in the country to provide information on any contribution made by a borrower to that scheme and the contributions shall be attached for the repayment of a loan under this Act.”

 

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

 

 

 

ix. New Clause – Amendment proposed – Add the following

 

Clause after clause 6:

 

Liabilities and recoveries

 

#. (1) The liabilities of a guarantor under a loan contracted before the coming into force of this Act shall continue to remain in force until the loan is repaid in full.

 

(2) The procedure for the recovery of a loan contracted before the coming into force of this Act shall continue to remain in force until the loan is repaid in full.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

x. Long Title – Amendment proposed – Lines 1 and 2, delete 

 

“repeal section 19 of Act 820 to”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

32. 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 Students Loan Trust Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021 may be moved today.

 

 

 

(Minister for Education)

 

33. MOTION

 

 

 

That the Students Loan Trust Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021 be now read the third time.

 

(Minister for Education)

 

 

 

34. COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE

 

 

 

Date: Friday, 11th February 2022

 

Time: 9:00 a.m.

 

Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2 (Administration Block)

 

Agenda: To continue the consideration of the Report of the Auditor-General on the Public Accounts of Ghana (Ministries, Departments and other Agencies of the Central Government) for the Year ended 31st December 2018.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

 

 

 

Date: Tuesday, 15th February 2022

 

Time: 11:00 a.m.

 

Venue: Committee Rooms 10E, (East Wing, 10th Floor, Job 600 Building)

 

Agenda: To consider the Committee’s programme of activities for the Meeting.


 

 

 

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Thursday 27th October, 2022

Wednesday 26th October, 2022

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