Parliament reconvenes on Tuesday

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Parliament is set to reconvene for the second Meeting of the Second Session of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic after a six week break.

This was contained in a release signed by the Acting Public Affairs Director of Parliament, Madam Kate Addo.

According to her, the House will work on a number of items which include Bills, Instruments, Motions, Referrals as well as Directives from the Rt. Hon. Speaker during the Meeting.

Ms Addo explained that four major Motions have been tabled for Debate which according to her are very important, and 49 referrals of Bills. Other items slated for the Meeting are 19 Directives to committees by the Rt. Hon. Speaker, as well as notices of questions to be answered by the various sector Ministers.

Also to be presented are 25 Instruments of which One is already at the Committee Level.

Among the 49 Bills are: the Ghana Railway Development Bill, 2018; Occupational Safety and Health Bill,2018; National Commission for Tertiary Education Bill, 2018; Renewable Energy (Amendments) Bill, 2018; Affirmative Action Bill, 2018; Creative Arts Bill, 2018; Disability Bill 2018 and Ghana Meteorological Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2018 among others.

There are eight other Bills which are currently at the Committee stage. These are; Legal Aid Commission Bill, 2017, Witness Protection Bill, 2017, Land Bill, 2018, Right to Information Bill, 2018, Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill, 2018, Ghana Integrated Bauxite and Aluminum Authority Bill 2018, Ghana Cocoa Board (Amendment) Bill 2017, and Technical Universities (Amendment) Bill 2017.

Source: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH

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