October 5, 2017
Chairman of the Committee on Local Government and Rural Development Kennedy Nyarko Osei said his committee and the Finance Committee has adviced, the Local Government Ministry to withdrawn the old Zongo Development Fund Bill 2017 that was submitted to the House before it went on recess and relay a new one in an interview.
Joint committee on Finance and Local Government yesterday met to go through the Bill clause by clause.
The Committees went through 36 clauses and are done with the Bill, waiting for the Clerks to the Committee to effect the necessary corrections and present the committees report this week the chairman said.
In addition, joint Ministries of Attorney General and Local Government made 97 Amendments of the Zongo Development Fund Bill.
“The old Zongo Development Fund Bill, we used it working hand in hand with the new Bill” the chairman reveal.
According to the Akim Swedru legislator, going through the Bill, the joint committee on Finance and Local Government and Rural Development, noticed that the old Bill had some issues that will generate controversies, so the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry was adviced to withdraw the Bill and relay a new one which will take a day.
If that is not done and we want to depend on the old one there is going to be a lot of tension on the floor of the House and will delay passage of the Bill, he said.
And noted that, the development is not a big deal as the withdrawal and relay of the Bill will be done on the same day.
By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com