January 14, 2021

Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has indicated that debate on the Mid-Year budget review which started this week would end today Thursday the 26th of July 2018.

According to the Leader of Government Business, he and the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu would conclude on the debate today to enable the House approve the appropriation to legitimize spending.

He further added that at the beginning of the second meeting of the second session of the seventh Parliament of the fourth Republic, agenda for the entire year was presented so that the media would be able to track and follow and note those that had been accomplished in the course of the year.

A number of Bills have been introduced and passed, Legal Aid Commission Bill at third reading, the Right to Information Bill is at the consideration stage and we hope to pass the Minerals Amendment Bill which would raise funds for government.

He again indicated that the House is likely to be recalled when it goes on recess this Saturday, because there are some Bills that are of urgent nature but might not be concluded before the House goes on recess.

Member of Parliament from Adaklu who represented the Minority Leader said, at the beginning of the meeting MPs saw the agenda and notice there is a lot of work to be done, “we need to be diligent and critical with the bills that are before us”.

And lamented over Parliament not starting on time and again the House not being able to get the required number on the floor because of lateness.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com