Right to Information Bill,others among agenda …as Parliament resumes sitting

Parliament is set to reconvene for the 2nd meeting of the Second Session of the 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic on Tuesday,15th May,2018.

According to a press statement issued by the Acting Director of Public Affairs, Kate Addo,during the meeting, the House will work on a number of items which include Bills, Instruments, Motions, Referrals as well as Directive from the Speaker.

Items lined up include 49 Bills which will be presented for the first time. Some of these are: 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, Ghana Meteorological Agency(Amendment)Bill,2018 among others.

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

Also to be presented are twenty five(25) instruments of which one (1) are already at the Committee level.

In addition fifty three(53) Papers will be presented during the meeting.

There are four major Motions that have been tabled for debate and forty-nine referrals of Bills. Other items on the plate of the House are 19 directives to committees by Speaker. Notices of questions to be answered by various sector Ministers will also form part of the Agenda for the 2nd meeting.