Committees of Parliament perform the very real and important task of Parliament for which the over the two hundred Members cannot effectively carry out in the Chamber. Committees are required, for example, to examine in detail Bills that are introduced into Parliament.

They are to make inquiries and investigate matters that are complex and complicated outside the Chamber. Committees of different kinds and for different tasks can undertake these complex tasks.

The following Select Committees have been established:

Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs; Lands and Forestry; Health; Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary; Works and Housing; Local Government and Rural Development; Foreign Affairs; Employment, Social Welfare and State; Communications; Defence and the Interior; Trade, Industry and Tourism; Environment, Science and Technology; Education Youth, Sports and Culture; Mines and Energy; and Roads and Transport.

Ad hoc Committees may be appointed to deal with an unexpected matter that requires investigation and decision.