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Ghana: 7th Parliament starts Second Meeting

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The Second Meeting of the second session of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana has kick started on Tuesday with the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, calling on the Members of the House to cooperate with the leadership of the House to stir affairs without any acrimony.

According to the Speaker, the meeting promises to be hectic as a number of Bills and agreements have been lined up for consideration.

Some of the prominent bills that are expected to be considered by the House in this meeting include the Right to Information Bill, the Ghana Railway Development Bill and the Ghana Integrated Bauxite and Aluminum Authority Bill, among others.

Speaker Oquaye urged the MPs to support the House’s fight against the Galamsey menace that has engulfed the nation.

The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, who is also the Member of Parliament for the Suame constituency, on his part, welcomed the MPs back to the House.

The Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, speaking on behalf of the Minority assured the speaker of the cooperation of the caucus in this meeting.

The items lined up for this meeting include 49 Bills, which will be presented for the first time, eights Bills which are currently at the Committee level.

Parliament returned from their almost two month long recess on Tuesday, which started on March 23. In between this period, there was an emergency recall of the House where the African Free Trade Agreement was considered and adopted.

Source: Clement Akoloh ||

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