November 4, 2022

Majority Leader Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has hinted that by his own estimation, work on reviewing of the New Standing Orders should be concluded by the Committee working on it and introduce to the House in the first meeting of the third session of the eighth Parliament.

According to him work is still ongoing in reviewing and they should be able to bring closure on it soon as there are few issue to be attended to. “I am not sure that it would too much pre occupy us; my own thinking is that into the first meeting of the third Session we should be able to finish up and introduce it to the House”.

He made this remarks on Thursday, November 4, 2022 in a leadership engagement with members of the Parliamentary Press Corps (PPC) to brief journalists on what to expect in this meeting.

 He added that the main issues have been sorted out, and there are a few matters that need decision to be taken on them.

When asked at which stage is the Affirmative Action Bill,  he noted that it has been advertised, and  is also one sensitive thing and if one looks at the agenda it is the first in this third meeting of the second session the bills for presentation.

 And further noted that, if they are not able to deal with it, in this meeting and it is introduced next year, it will not have the date 2022; it will be Affirmative Action Bill 2023.

“I know cabinet has been considering it and the Legal and Governance Committee of cabinet is still dealing with it, I have missed the last two meetings and I must confess I am not able to update you on where we are on that. The last time I was there it was about nearing conclusion. May be it could be introduced to the House for the relevant committee to start its consideration, but I am not too sure of where it is at cabinet level”, he said.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/