December 12, 2017

Ranking member on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Inusah Fuseini has said the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department is working on the passed Office of Special Prosecutors Bill to ensure it mirrors the intention of Parliament.

He further noted that Attorney General’s Department is taking all the discussion on the Bill captured in the Hansard to its office and looking at the final product against the discussion on the floor.

Again there are movement of provisions and realignment of provisions captured on the floor and reconciling all the amendment that happened with the Bill that was produced to ensure that nothing has been smuggled in and nothing taken out, he said in an interview.

According to the Tamale Central lawmaker, the work being done is quite laborious and the last time he checked, he was told the Bill will get to the President for his assent by the close of this week.

The Special Prosecutor Bill at the committee level suffered more than 100 amendments; on the floor of the House it suffered further amendments, he lamented.

He noted that, if Ghana has a technology that will capture amendments made to Bills, it will ensure that the work is done faster.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/