October 28, 2019

Majority Leader and Leader of Government Business in parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has said the House would have to give priority to urgent bills looking at the long list of bills before the House to be dealt with in this third meeting.

According to the Leader of Government Business, the third meeting is usually a budget meeting where financial policy of the government is considered.

There are forty-eight (48) bills before parliament for the third meeting of the third session of the seven parliament of the fourth Republic to deal with.

After presenting the Business Statement on the floor of the House, Member of Parliament for South Dayi Rockson Dafeamekpor pointed out that the Deputy Majority Leader Sarah Adwoa Safo in her welcome address indicated that there would be a tall order of business but in the business statement they cannot be seen.

But the Majority Leader responded and said chairmen of the various committees together with their rankings had been advised to touch base with their sponsoring Ministers of bills before the House to determine bills that are of urgent nature to be dealt with.

“We have barely four weeks to consider all these bills before the budget estimates and financial policy of government is presented”, he said on the floor of the House.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com