January 25, 2022

The controversial Electronic Transfer Levy Bill 2021 which has generated a lot of heated debate on the floor of the House last year would be considered in the second week of the first meeting of the second session of the 8th Parliament.

This came to light when the Majority Leader Osei-Kyei-Mensah Bonsu presented the Business Statement of the Business Committee for the first week of the first meeting of the second session on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

According to him the Business Committee is unable to programme the Bill in the first meeting due to indications from the sponsoring Minister, Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta who would engage members of the public and stakeholders in an engagement to address their concerns on the subject matter.

Members of Parliament were encouraged to participate in the conclusion of the process that would lead to the passage of the Bill.

Currently, there are four public bills before committees and five private members bill before the House.

The business committee urged the committees with referrals before them to speedily consider them for the House to work on them at the plenary.