January 10, 2017

The 2nd Sitting of the 1st Meeting of the 1st Session of the 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic resumes today, Tuesday, January 10.

The first sitting was during the swearing in of President Akufo Addo on January 7, 2017.

This week, a number of activities are tabled for attention.

These include the; Constitution of Selection Committee, and Constitution of Business Committee, Constitution of Appointments Committee.

A statement is expected to be made by Leadership of the House based on which the Committee of Selection will be constituted.

It is done by way of a report which will be laid, debated and thereby adopted.

The composition of the Selection Committee will be based on the party’s numerical strength in the House and determined by a resulting ratio of same.

Other factors to be considered in the selection process will include regional balance.

The Committee of Selection will be the first to be constituted and adopted to pave way for the Business and Appointments Committee to be constituted to facilitate the fashioning out of the agenda for the House as well as to vet the government’s nominations for ministerial appointment.

A statement signed by Deputy Director of Public Affairs of Parliament, Kate Addo noted that the ministerial nominations are expected to be presented to the House this week.

Other Committees will be subsequently constituted using the ration formula of 106:169 per the Membership of the two main parties in the House.