May 19, 2020

The second meeting of the Fourth Session of the seventh Parliament is scheduled to start today Tuesday 19th May 2020, and the House is expected to be presented with thirty-six bills.

These Bills include Affirmative Action Bill, 2020, Criminal Offences (Amendment) Bill,2020, National Ambulance Service (Amendment) Bill 2020, Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and Borrowers and Lenders Bill, 2020 etc.

Currently, there are eighteen Bills at the Committee level and are expected to be worked on during this meeting. Among them are, Public Universities Bill, 2020 (Committee on Education), Intestate Succession Bill, 2018 (Committee on Constitutional Legal and Parliamentary Affairs), Conduct of Public Officers Bills 2018 (Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs), Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill 2018 (Committee on Constitutional Legal and Parliamentary Affairs), Exemptions Bill 2019 (Finance Committee.

The Ghana Cocoa Board (Amendment) Bill, 2017 which is with the Committee on Constitutional Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will be taken through a second reading.

Whiles the Educational Regulatory Bodies Bill 2019, Pre-Tertiary Education Bill, 2019 the Land Bill, 2018 among others are at the consideration stage.

In a statement by the Director of Public Affairs, Madam Kate Addo, she noted that motions, debates and statements would be admitted by the Speaker during this meeting as sector Ministers are also expected to attend upon the House and answer questions pertinent to their ministries.

“Parliament would like to assure Ghanaians that the House will observe the social distancing protocols during this meeting”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/