Parliament to resume sitting May 30

May 12, 2017
Source: Eugene Davis | thebftonline.com | Ghana
Parliament to resume sitting May 30

Parliament is to resume sitting on May 30, after almost six weeks of recess.

This will be a continuation of the first session of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic.

Parliament had been on break since last month. 

A statement signed by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Oquaye indicated that: “In Pursuance of Standing Order 37 of the Parliament of Ghana, I, Rt. Hon Rt. Hon. Prof. Michael Aaron Oquaye, Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana, hereby given notice that the second meeting of the first session of the seventh Parliament of the fourth republic will commence on Tuesday, 30th May, 2017 at Ten O’clock in the forenoon at Parliament House, Accra”.

For the upcoming sitting, one of the notable bills, this Parliament is expected to pass is the Right to Information Bill, which the erstwhile Parliament could not pass.

Prior to the recess, Parliament approved the budget estimates for the various Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs), Earmarked Funds Capping and Realignment Bill,2017, the tax bills including the Income Tax (Amendment)Bill, 2017, Special Petroleum Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017, Special Import Levy (Amendment) Bill,2017 and Customs and Excise (Petroleum Taxes and Petroleum Related Levies) (Repeal) Bill, 2017 .