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A Thanksgiving Mass has been held in Sombo in the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West region, the birth place of the Rt. Hon Speaker Alban S. K. Bagbin, on his elevation to the high office of Speaker of Ghana's 8th Parliament. --Read more--

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PROGRAMME FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF THE 7TH PARLIAMENT, INAUGURATION OF THE 8TH PARLIAMENT AND THE SWEARING-IN OF THE PRESIDENT ELECT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA


The 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana will stand dissolved at midnight 6th January 2021. Parliament, mindful of the provisions in the Presidential Transition Act, 2012 (Act 845), and the 1992 Constitution has outlined programmes to mark the various activities that will dissolve the 7th Parliament and inaugurate the 8 th Parliament to facilitate the swearing in of the President Elect of the Republic of Ghana.

To this end, there will be a press briefing on Monday 4 th January 2021 at 12:00 Noon prompt, at the Justice D.F. Annan Auditorium located in the Job 600 building of Parliament. The Press briefing will be to outline in detail, the activities that will mark the various occasions and to answer questions and clarify issues regarding these activities.

On Tuesday 5th January 2021, the final message on the State of the Nation will be delivered in Parliament at 10:00 am prompt by His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa AkufoAddo, in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution.

On Wednesday 6th January 2021, the 7th Parliament will stand dissolved at midnight, in accordance with Article 113(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

At 12:01am on 7th January, the Elected Members of the 8th Parliament will convene in the Chamber of Parliament to elect a Speaker and Two Deputy Speakers, in accordance with Articles 95, 96 and 100(2) of the 1992 Constitution, after which the elected Members of the 8th Parliament will be sworn in by the Speaker at the Chamber of Parliament as per Article 100(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

The President elect will then be sworn in before the 8th Parliament in accordance with Article 57(3) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

The media and the general public are to note that attendance of these events are strictly by invitation. All COVID-19 safety and prevention protocols will be strictly adhered to.

KAT ADDO (APR)
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS


31-12-2020    




PROCEEDINGS - PLENARY



× Parliament is on recess



IN THE FIRST SESSION OF THE EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

 

ORDER PAPER

 

FOR THE THIRTY-FIFTH SITTING OF THE FIRST

MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

 

TUESDAY, 30TH MARCH, 2021


 

C O N T E N T

 

                                                                                                                                                Page

 

1)             PRAYERS                                                                                                                2

 

 

 

2)             FORMAL COMMUNICATION BY THE SPEAKER                                                  2

 

 

 

3)             CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND OFFICIAL REPORT            2

 

 

 

4)             QUESTIONS                                                                                                           2

 

 

 

5)             STATEMENTS                                                                                                        2

 

 

 

6)             PRESENTATION OF PAPERS                                                                                 2

 

 

 

7)             PRESENTATION AND FIRST READING OF BILLS                                                3

 

 

 

8)             MOTIONS:

 

                (a)            Private Members Motion requesting the investigation of recruitment practices

 

of the state security agencies of Ghana between the period 2013 and 2020      3

 

                (b)           Private Members Motion requesting the investigation of inappropriate

 

interferences by members of the state security agencies of Ghana in the

 

Presidential and Parliamentary Elections of Ghana in 2020                            3

 

                (c)            Approval of Sums for the Services of the following MDAs for the year 2021:

 

                                (i)            Office of Government Machinery                                                3

 

                                (ii)           Parliament and the Parliamentary Service                                    4

 

                                (iii)          Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)                                               4

 

                                (iv)          Other Government Obligations                                                   4

 

                (d)           Second Reading of Bills:

 

                                (i)            Financial Sector Recovery Levy Bill, 2021                                  4

 

                                (ii)           Penalty and Interest Waiver Bill, 2021                                        6

 

                                (iii)          Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2021                                          7

 

                                (iv)          Energy Sector Levies (Amendment) Bill, 2021                             8

 

                                (v)           COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy Bill, 2021                               9

 

                                (vi)          Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021     11

 

 

 

9)             COMMITTEE SITTINGS                                                                                         12

 

 

 

10)           NOTICE OF MOTIONS                                                                                           13

 

 

 

11)           ANSWER TO PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION                                                        14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

 

1.         PRAYERS

 

 

 

2.         FORMAL COMMUNICATION BY THE SPEAKER

 

 

 

3.         CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND      OFFICIAL REPORT

 

 

 

4.         QUESTIONS

 

 

 

*1.       Mr. Alex Tetteh Djornobuah (Sefwi Akontombra): To ask the Minister for Health the type of health facility programmed to be constructed in Sefwi Akontombra, when it will be completed and handed over.

 

 

 

5.         STATEMENTS

 

 

 

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

6.         PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

 

 

 

            The following Papers to be presented:

 

 

 

(a)        By the Majority Leader

 

Budget Performance Report in Respect of the Office of the Auditor-General and the Ghana Audit Service for the Period January to December, 2020.

 

 

 

(b)        By the Minister for Finance

 

Annual Public Debt Management Report for the 2020 Financial Year.

 

 

 

(c)        By the Minister for Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development

 

Annual Statement by the Audit Committee of the Birim South District Assembly for the Year 2019.

 

7.         PRESENTATION AND FIRST READING OF BILLS

 

 

 

            Appropriation Bill, 2021.

 

 

 

(Minister responsible for Finance)

 

 

 

8.         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)

 

 

 

9.         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)

 

 

 

10.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢2,677,117,284 for the services of the Office of Government Machinery for the year ending 31st December 2021.

 

 

 

(Minister of State at the Office of the President)

 

11.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢523,639,774 for the services of Parliament and the Parliamentary Service for the year ending 31st December 2021.

 

 

 

(Majority Leader)

 

 

 

 

 

12.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢1,471,089,000 for the services of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for the year ending 31st December 2021.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

 

 

13.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢80,869,525,482 for the services of the Other Government Obligations for the year ending 31st December 2021.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

 

 

14.       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 Financial Sector Recovery Levy Bill, 2021 may be moved today.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

15.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Financial Sector Recovery Levy Bill, 2021 be now read a second 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 Financial Sector Recovery Levy Bill, 2021 may be taken today.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

17.       FINANCIAL SECTOR RECOVERY LEVY BILL, 2021

 

-           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 Financial Sector Recovery Levy Bill, 2021 may be moved today.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

19.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Financial Sector Recovery Levy Bill, 2021 be now read the third time.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

20.       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 Penalty and Interest Waiver Bill, 2021 may be moved today.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

21.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Penalty and Interest Waiver Bill, 2021 be now read a second time.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

22.       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 Penalty and Interest Waiver Bill, 2021 may be taken today.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

23.       PENALTY AND INTEREST WAIVER BILL, 2021

 

-           At the Consideration Stage

 

 

 

24.       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 Penalty and Interest Waiver Bill, 2021 may be moved today.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

25.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Penalty and Interest Waiver Bill, 2021 be now read the third time.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

26.       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 Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2021 may be moved today.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

27.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2021 be now read a second time.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

28.       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 Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2021 may be taken today.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

29.       INCOME TAX (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021

 

-           At the Consideration Stage

 

 

 

30.       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 Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2021 may be moved today.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

 

 

31.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2021 be now read the third time.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

 

 

32.       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, 2021 may be moved today.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

 

 

33.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Energy Sector Levies (Amendment) Bill, 2021 be now read a second time.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

34.       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, 2021 may be taken today.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

35.       ENERGY SECTOR LEVIES (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021

 

-           At the Consideration Stage

 

 

 

36.       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, 2021 may be moved today.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

37.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Energy Sector Levies (Amendment) Bill, 2021 be now read the third time.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

38.       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 COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy Bill, 2021 may be moved today.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

39.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy Bill, 2021 be now read a second time.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

40.       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 COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy Bill, 2021 may be taken today.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

41.       COVID-19 HEALTH RECOVERY LEVY BILL, 2021

 

-           At the Consideration Stage

 

 

 

42.       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 COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy Bill, 2021 may be moved today.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

43.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy Bill, 2021 be now read the third time.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

44.       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 Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021 may be moved today.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

 

 

45.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021 be now read a second time.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

 

 

46.       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 Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021 may be taken today.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

 

 

47.       GHANA INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT FUND (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021

 

-           At the Consideration Stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

48.       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 Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021 may be moved today.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

 

 

49.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021 be now read the third time.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

 

 

50.       THE HOUSE EXPECTED TO ADJOURN SINE DIE.

 

 

 

 

 

51.       COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

 

 

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT ASSURANCES

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, 30th March 2021

 

Time:               11:00 a.m.

 

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

 

Agenda:           To draw the Committee’s programme of activities for the recess.

 

 

 

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

1.         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 Kwamina Afenyo-Markin)

 

(Mr. Frank Annoh-Dompreh)

 

(Mr. Samuel Atta Akyea)

 

(Mr. Osei Bonsu Amoah)

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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 Kwamina Afenyo-Markin)

 

(Mr. Frank Annoh-Dompreh)

 

(Mr. Samuel Atta Akyea)

 

(Mr. Osei Bonsu Amoah)

 

 

 

 

 

 


SUPPLEMENT

 

 

 

ANSWER TO PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION

 

 

 

*1.       Mr. Speaker, the Ministry has a policy of providing each District with a hospital. The Sefwi Akontombra facility is part of the “Construction of Public health care facilities in selected Districts in the Western Region project” with funding from ORIO and ING. Bank, which commenced in December 2019. The facility when completed will achieve a 42-Bed capacity District hospital status. The project is scheduled to be completed and handed over by December 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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