May 17, 2016

The Parliament of Ghana is expected to reconvene on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 to begin the 2nd Meeting of the 4th Session after breaking for almost two months.

The House, according to a statement signed and released in Accra, Monday, by its Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Kate Addo, would during the meeting consider a number of Bills some of which are already at the Committee level and are still being worked on.

Twenty nine Bills would be at the table for presentation; some of which include;

Ghana School of Law Bill, 2016; Legal Service

Bill, 2016; Road Safety Bill, 2016; and the Electronic Communication (Amendment) Bill.

The rest are Presidential Transition (Amendment) Bill, 2016; Prison Service Bill, 2016; Tertiary Education Research Fund Bill, 2016; and Public Financial Management Bill, 2016 among others.

According to the statement, there are nineteen Bills which are still being worked on. They include; Companies Bill, 2013; Property Rights of Spouses, 2013; Whistelblower (Amendment) Bill, 2015; Registration of Births and Deaths Bill, 2015; Witness Protection Bill, 2015; Sports Bill, 2015; Revenue Administration Bill, 2016; Local Governance Bill, 2016; and Land use and Spatial Planning Bill, 2016 among others.

The House would also continue to consider ten Bill that are also at the Consideration stage some which include; Conduct of Public Officers Bill, 2013; Intestate Succession Bill, 2013; Right to Information Bill; 2013; Banks and Specialized Deposit-Taking Bill, 2015; Chieftaincy (Amendment) Bill, 2013, Plant Breeders Bill, 2013; and Ghana Deposit Protection Bill, 2015.

The rest are National Disaster Management Organisation Bill, 2015; the Chartered Institute of Taxation Bill, 2014; and Maritime Pollution Bill, 2015.

That aside, there are two Bills that are expected to go through Second Reading. These include; Petroleum (Expoloration and Production) Bill, 2014 and Ghana Aids Commission, 2015.

The House is also expectected to receive fourteen instruments in addition to the seven that are already at the Committee level.

Thirty-one Papers are also expected to be preented to the legislature with ten Motions that have already been tabled receiving some attention.

The House, according to the Statement, would also look into the one hundred and one (101) referrals of Bills at the Committee level.