May 5, 2020

The first meeting of the fourth session of the seventh Parliament of the fourth Republic would resume of Thursday the 30th of April, 2020 after the second Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu suspended the House indefinitely.

Sitting of the first meeting was suspend indefinitely in the wake of the fight against the spread of COVID-19 where the House had to be called for emergency sitting despite the fact that the House was supposed to adjourn sine die per its calendar.

Thursday’s sitting would consider waiver of VAT on donations of stock of equipment of goods for fighting COVID-19 and permitting the deduction of contributions and donations toward the fight of the disease.

And allowable expense for tax purposes and extending the due date for filling taxes from four to six months after the end of the basis year.

Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Kate Addo in a statement noted that per the powers conferred on the Speaker, order 6 of the standing orders gives the Speaker the authority to direct that the House resumes notwithstanding anything to the contrary for the first meeting of the fourth session which commenced on Tuesday the 28th day of January, 2020.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/