Parliament reconvenes tomorrow

Parliament reconvenes tomorrow
Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin

By: Edzorna Francis Mensah

Parliament is expected to commence the third meeting of the Second Session of the 8th Parliament for public business on Tuesday, 25th October 2022 at Ten O’clock at Parliament House, Accra.

During this meeting to close the year ending 31st December 2022, a total of 66 Bills are expected to be presented before the House.

These include; Affirmation Action Bill, 2022, Ghana Housing Authority Bill, 2022, Minerals and Mining (Amendment), 2022, Small Scale Mining Bill, 2022 and Petroleum Revenue Management (Amendment Bill, 2022).

The Constitution of the Republic of Ghana (Amendment) Bill, 2021, a Private Members Bill which was referred to the Council of State will also be presented before the House.

In a statement signed and issued in Accra from the Public Affairs Directorate,
Eleven (11), Bills are currently at the committee level. Seven (7) of them are Public Bills and four (4) Private Members Bill. Among them include;

Intestate Succession Bill, 2022 (Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

Armed Forces (Amendment) Bill, 2022 (Committee on Defence and Interior) Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021 (Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

Criminal Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2021(Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

There are also Instruments at various stages to be presented before the House.

The Speaker is expected to admit Papers, Petitions, Motions for Debates and Questions to be answered by sector Ministers during this meeting.

Other events during this meeting are the presentation of the annual budget for 2023 and the festival of nine lessons and carols during Christmas period.

The statement, however, called on all Members of Parliament and The Parliamentary Service Staff to take note and attend to the House timeously.

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