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Commencement of the First Meeting of the Fourth Session of the 7th Parliament

The First Meeting of the Fourth Session of the 7th Parliament shall commence tomorrow, Tuesday, 28th January, 2020. A total of 20 Bills are expected to be presented to the House. These include;
 
  • - Affirmative Action Bill, 2019.
  • - Rent (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
  • - Ghana Petroleum Hub Development Corporation Bill, 2019.
  • - Community Water and Sanitation Agency Reform (Amendment) Bill, 2019
 
17 Bills are at the Committee level including;
 
  • - Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill, 2018. (Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).
  • - Intestate Sucession Bill, 2018. (Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)
  • - Office of the Special Prosecutor (Amendment) Bill, 2019. (Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)
  • - Ghana Communication Technology University Bill, 2019. (Committee on Education)

 

The Ghana Cocoa Board (Amendment) Bill, 2017 which is with the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, and Customs (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with the Finance Committee, will be read a Second time.
 
The Narcotics Control Comission Bill, 2019, the Corportate Insolvency Bill, 2019, and the Land Bill, 2018 are at the Consideration stage.
 
The meeting expected to last 9 weeks approximately, will include a number of Motions for Debate and Referrals at Committee.
 
Key among the activities is an address on the State of the Nation to be delivered by His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo during the meeting.
 
Kate Addo
(Director, Public Affairs)
 

27-01-2020    




PROCEEDINGS - PLENARY





IN THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

 

ORDER PAPER

 

FOR THE FIRST SITTING OF THE EIGHT

MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

Friday 7TH February, 2020


 

BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS


1.         PRAYERS

 

2.         CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND      OFFICIAL REPORT

 

3.         BUSINESS STATEMENT FOR THE THIRD WEEK

(Chairman, Business Committee)

 

4.         QUESTIONS

 

*677.   Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah (Ellembele): To ask the Minister for Roads and Highways whether the Teleku Bokazo – Salman – Anibre Junction Road (Ellembele District) is under contract, and if so, when the contractor will begin work on the road.

 

*678.   Mr. Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwame Dafeamekpor (South Dayi): To ask the Minister for Roads and Highways what steps the Ministry has taken to ensure that the potholes on the Eastern Corridor Road between Asikuma and Peki are sealed.

 

*679.   Mr. George Kwame Aboagye (Asene/Akroso/Manso): To ask the Minister for Roads and Highways whether the Ministry is aware that the contractor on the Akroso township roads has abandoned the work since July 2018.

 

*680.   Dr. Ziblim Iddi (Gushegu): To ask the Minister for Roads and Highways when construction of the Tamale to Gushegu Highway will be completed.

 

*681.   Dr. Ziblim Iddi (Gushegu): To ask the Minister for Roads and Highways what plans the Ministry has for the construction of the Kpatinga to Saguli/Galwey road, the only available route for transporting agricultural produce from farmlands in the area.

 

5.         STATEMENTS

 

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

6.         MOTION

 

That the Ghana Cocoa Board (Amendment) Bill, 2017 be now read a second time.

 

                        (Attorney-General and Minister for Justice)

 

 

7.         MOTION

 

That notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 80(1) which require that no motion shall be debated until at least forty-eight hours have elapsed between the date on which notice of the motion is given and the date on which the motion is moved, the motion for the adoption of the Report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Host Country Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration) and the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) for the Establishment of JETRO Office in Ghana and to Confer Diplomatic Status on the Organisation may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

8.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Host Country Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration) and the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) for the Establishment of JETRO Office in Ghana and to Confer Diplomatic Status on the Organisation.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

9.         RESOLUTION

 

            WHEREAS

 

1.         By the provisions of Article 75 of the Constitution any treaty, agreement, or convention executed by or under the Authority of the President in the name of Ghana is made subject to ratification either by an Act of Parliament or by a resolution of Parliament supported by the votes of more than one-half of all the Members of Parliament.

 

2.         In accordance with the said Article 75 of the Constitution the President has caused to be laid before Parliament through the Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, the Host Country Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration) and the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) for the Establishment of JETRO Office in Ghana and to Confer Diplomatic Status on the Organisation on 31st January 2020.

 

NOW THEREFORE, this Honourable House hereby resolves to ratify the said Host Country Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration) and the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) for the Establishment of JETRO Office in Ghana and to Confer Diplomatic Status on the Organisation.

 

(Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration)

 

10.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee on Local Government and Rural Development on Monitoring Visits to Selected Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Country.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

11.       NARCOTICS CONTROL COMMISSION BILL, 2019

-           At the Consideration Stage

 

i.          Clause 17  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 3,

delete “proper” and insert “efficient”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

ii.         Clause 17  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

delete “it” and insert “the Commission”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

iii.       Clause 17  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 2,

delete “recommendation” and insert “approval”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

iv.        Clause 17  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (4), line 2,

after “loyalty” and insert “and suitability”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

v.         Clause 18  –   Amendment proposed  –      Head note, delete

staff” and insertservice

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

vi.        Clause 18  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

after “conditions” insert “of service” and in line 2, delete “the same”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

vii.       Clause 18  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 3,

delete “Sixth” and insert “First”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

viii.     Clause 19  –   Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (b), line 2,

delete “its” and insert “the”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

ix.        Clause 19  –   Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (c), delete

“gifts”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

x.         Clause 19  –   Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

paragraph:

 

“(#)     fifty percent of the proceeds realised from the sale of confiscated property under subsection (2) of section 60”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xi.        Clause 19  –   Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (b), line 2,

delete “its” and insert “the”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xii.       New Clause  –   Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

clause after Clause 19:

 

Bank account for the Commission

Moneys for the Commission shall be paid into a bank account opened by the Board for that purpose with the approval of the Controller and Accountant-General”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xviii.   Clause 20  –   Amendment proposed  –      Headnote, delete and

insertSubstance Use Disorder Rehabilitation Fund

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

xiv.      Clause 20  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

delete “Abuse” and insert “Use”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xv.       Clause 20  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

after “Disorder” insert “and”

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

xvi.      Clause 20  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

delete “abuse” and insert “use”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xvii.     Clause 21  –   Amendment proposed  –      Line 3, delete “abuse”

and insert “use”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xviii.   Clause 22  –   Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (a), delete

“any”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

ix.        New Clause  –   Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

clause after Clause 22:

 

Bank account for Fund

Monies for the Fund shall be paid into a bank account opened by the Board for that purpose with the approval of the Controller and Accountant-General.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xx.       Clause 23  –   Amendment proposed  –      Delete

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

xxi.      Clause 23  –   Amendment proposed  –      Line 1, delete

“independent”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxii.     Clause 23  –   Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

subclauses:

 

“(2)     The trustee has the same fiduciary relationship with the Commission and the same duty to act with loyalty and in good faith as a director of a company incorporated under the Companies Act, 2019 (Act 992).”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxiii.   Clause 24  –   Amendment proposed  –      Delete

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

xxiv.    Clause 24  –   Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (a), delete

“addiction disease” and insert “substance use disorders”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxv.     Clause 24  –   Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (b), delete

“abuse” and insert “use”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxvi.    Clause 24  –   Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (d), lines 1

and 2, delete “addiction treatment” and insert “the treatment of substance use disorders”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxvii.   Clause 25  –   Amendment proposed  –      Delete and insert  the

following:

“The Commission shall, at the end of each financial year, submit a report on the management and use of the Fund through the Minister to Parliament.”

 

(Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh)

 

xxviii. Clause 25  –   Amendment proposed  –      Line 1, delete “for each

financial year” and in line 2, delete “to the Minister and” and insert “through the Minister to”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxix.    Clause 25  –   Amendment proposed  –      Line 3, before

“financial” delete “the” and insert “each”

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

xxx.     Clause 26  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclauses 1, 2, and 3,

delete and insert the following:

 

“(1)     The Board shall keep books, records, returns and other documents relevant to the accounts in the form approved by the Auditor-General.

(2)       The Board shall submit the accounts of the Commission to the Auditor-General for audit at the end of the financial year.

(3)       The Auditor-General shall, within six months after the end immediately preceding financial year.

(a)       audit the accounts and submit the report to Parliament; and

(b)       forward a copy each of the audit report to the Minister and the Board.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxi.    Clause 27  –   Amendment proposed  –      Delete and insert the

following:

 

“(1)     The Board shall, within thirty days after the receipt of the audit report, submit an annual report to the Minister covering the activities and operations of the Commission for the year to which the annual report relates.

(2)       The annual report shall include the report of the Auditor-General.

(3)       The Minister shall, within thirty days after the receipt of the annual report, submit the report to Parliament with a statement that the Minister considers necessary and shall cause the report to be published in the manner that the Minister determines.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxi.    Clause 28  –   Amendment proposed  –      Sectional note above

clause 28, deleteOffice” and insertCommission

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxii.   Clause 28  –   Amendment proposed  –      Head note, delete

officers” and insertOfficers” and also deletepolice” and insert “Police

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxiii. Clause 28  –   Amendment proposed  –      Lines 1 and 2, delete

“officers authorised by the Director-General” and insert “authorised officers”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxiv.  Clause 29  –   Amendment proposed  –      Line 1, delete “An

officer authorised by the Director-General” and insert “Without limiting section 28, an authorised officer”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxv.   Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Headnote, before

“officer” insert “authorised”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxvi.  Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

opening phrase, line 1, delete “27, an officer authorised by the Director-General” and insert “28, an authorised officer”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxvii. Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (a), line 2, delete “place of entry” and insert “entry point”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxviii. Clause 30  –  Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (a), subparagraph (i), delete “and” and insert “or”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxix.  Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (a), subparagraph (ii), line 2, delete “place of entry” and insert “entry point”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xl.        Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (a), add the following new subparagraph:

 

“(#)     any other person found at that airport, seaport or river port or other place of entry into this country;”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

xli.       Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (b), line 2, delete “place of entry” and insert “entry point”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlii.     Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (b), subparagraph (ii), line 2, delete “place of entry” and insert “entry point”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xliii.    Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (b), add the following new subparagraph:

 

“(#)     any other person found at that airport, seaport or river port or other place of entry into this country;”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xliv.     Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (c), line 2, delete “place of entry” and insert “entry point” and repeat same in line 5.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlv.      Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (f), line 2, after “seaport” insert “or river port”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlvi.     Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (g), line 1, before “cargo” insert “a”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlvii.   Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (h), line 1, before “waybill” insert “a” and at end of line 2, add “or driver of a vehicle”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlviii.  Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (i), line 1, before “despatch” insert “the”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlix.     Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (j), delete and insert the following:

 

“(j)      perform functions imposed on an officer under this Act and discharge any other statutory duties.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

l.          Clause 30  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 1,

delete “officer authorised under subsection (1)” and insert “authorised officer”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

li.         Clause 31  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

delete “company, a firm, a” and insert “person, company, firm,” and in line 2, delete “and” and insert “or”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lii.       Clause 31  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 3,

delete “2009 (Act 793)” and insert “2018 (Act 983)”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

liii.      Clause 31  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (6), opening

phrase, before “company” insert “person,”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

liv.       Clause 31  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (6),

paragraph (b), line 1, after “sale” insert “or distribution”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lv.        Clause 31  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (6), closing

phrase after paragraph (b), line 2, delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lvi.       Clause 31  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (7), line 2,

delete “Seventh” and insert “Third”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lvii.     Clause 32  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 3,

delete “Eighth” and insert “Fourth”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lviii.    Clause 32  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), opening

phrase, delete “whether retired or in active service” insert “in active service or retired”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lix.       Clause 32  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

paragraph (c), line 2, after “unauthorised” insert “person or”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

lx.        Clause 32  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3),

paragraph (b), line 1, delete “concerning operational activities” and insert “relating to operations”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxi.       Clause 32  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3),

paragraph (c), line 1, delete “concerning” and insert “relating to”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxii.     Clause 32  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3),

paragraph (d), opening phrase, delete “concerning” and insert “relating to”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxiii.    Clause 32  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (5), opening

phrase, delete “A person” and insert “An officer”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxiv.     Clause 32  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (5),

paragraph (b), line 3, delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxv.      Clause 33  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), at

beginning, delete “A” and insert “In accordance with section 126 of the Public Health Act, 2010 (Act 921), a” and in line 4, delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxvi.     Clause 33  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

lxvii.   Clause 33  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 1,

after “importation” insert “or exportation”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxviii.  Clause 34  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

paragraph (a), line 2, delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxix.     Clause 34  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

paragraph (b), line 2, delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxx.      Clause 35  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (6), line 3,

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxi.     Clause 35  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (7), line 2,

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxii.   Clause 36  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 5,

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxiii.  Clause 36  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 2,

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxiv.   Clause 37  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 3,

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

lxxv.    Clause 37  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 2,

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxvi.   Clause 38  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 3,

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxvii. Clause 38  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (4), line 2,

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxviii. Clause 39  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 3,

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxix.   Clause 41  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (4), line 2,

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxx.    Clause 42  –   Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (a), line 1,

delete “endeavours to free or”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxi.   Clause 42  –   Amendment proposed  –      Closing phrase after

paragraph (c), line 2, delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxii. Clause 43  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), redraft

as follows:

 

Penalty for offence committed by an officer of the Commission

44. An officer of the Commission or any other officer discharging narcotic duties, who is charged with an offence under this Act, is liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment that is double the penalty provided for that offence under this Act.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxiii. Clause 45  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 3,

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxiv. Clause 46  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (5), line 3,

delete “transferred to” and insert “placed in the custody of” and in line 4, delete “transferring agency” and insert “agency that first sought to enforce the provisions of this Act against that vessel” and further in line 5, delete “of the transfer”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxv.  Clause 47  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), lines 3

and 4, delete “as may be necessary to have the search carried out, which, in any case, shall not exceed” and insert “not exceeding”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxvi. Clause 48  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (g), line 1, delete “or endeavours to retrieve”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

lxxxvii. Clause 48  –  Amendment proposed  –      Closing phrase after

paragraph (i), line 3, delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxviii. Clause 48  – Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second” and also delete “imposed” and insert “not paid”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxix. Clause 49  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 4,

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xc.       Clause 51  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xci.      Clause 52  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

delete “has been” and insert “is”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xcii.     Clause 56  –   Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

Subclause:

 

“(#)     Any movable property seized shall be transferred to the Commission and the transferring agency shall within thirty-six hours inform the Director-General of the transfer.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xciii.    Clause 58  –   Amendment proposed  –      Head note, delete

after seizure

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

xciv.    Clause 59  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (d), line 5, delete “Chief Narcotic Administrator” and insert “Director-General”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xcv.     Clause 59  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

delete “(e)” and insert “(d)”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xcvi.    Clause 62  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 2,

after “made” insert “by a Court” and in line 3, delete “its voluntary winding up” and insert “voluntary winding up of the company”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xcvii.   Clause 62  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (a), lines 1 and 2, delete “seizure or confiscation is made” and insert “seizure, confiscation or forfeiture” and in line 3, delete “was” and insert “is”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xcviii.  Clause 62  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

delete “seizure” and insert “seizure, forfeiture”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xcix.    Clause 62  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

paragraph (a), line 2, after “creditors”, insert “of”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

c.         Clause 62  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (4), line 1,

delete “1963 (Act 179)” and insert “2019 (Act 992)”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

12.       COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

Date:               Tuesday, 11th February 2020

Time:               2:00 p.m.

Venue:             Committee Room 7W (West Wing, 7th Floor, Job 600)

Agenda:          To consider the Request for waiver of Import Duties, Import VAT, Import NHIL Levy, Import GETFund Levy, Domestic VAT, Domestic NHIL and Domestic GETFund amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Twenty-Three Million, Nine Hundred and Eighty-Three Thousand, Thirty-Three United States Dollars and Forty-Three Cents (US$23,983,033.43) on materials, plant, machinery and equipment to be procured by Platinum Properties Limited for the Pullman Accra Airport City Hotel and Serviced Apartments.

 

COMMITTEE ON POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY

 

Date:               Tuesday, 11th February 2020

Time:               11:00 a.m.

Venue:             Committee Room 6E (East Wing, 6th Floor, Job 600)

Agenda:          To consider the 2016 Annual Progress Report on the Implementation of the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA) II, 2014-2017 with officials of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.

 

MUSLIM CAUCUS OF PARLIAMENT

 

Date:               Tuesday, 11th February 2020

Time:               10:00 a.m.

Venue:             Committee Rooms 1, 2, and 3 (New Administration Block)

Agenda:          (i)        To hold discussions with the Minister for Inner-City

and Zongo Development.

 

                        (ii)       Other matters.

COMMITTEE ON POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY

 

Date:               Wednesday, 12th February 2020

Time:               11:00 a.m.

Venue:             Committee Room 6E (East Wing, 6th Floor, Job 600)

Agenda:          To consider the 2016 Annual Progress Report on the Implementation of the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA) II, 2014-2017 with officials of the following institutions:

(i)        Ministry of Finance.

(ii)       Bank of Ghana.

 


 

SUPPLEMENT

 

ANSWERS TO PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

 

*677.   Background  

The Telekubokazo – Salman – Anibre Junction road forms part of the Regional Road (R88).  It is a branch road on Esiama – Nkroful – Telekubokazo – Anyinase trunk road.  It lies in Ellembele District of Western Region.

 

The length of the road is 30.2km and the condition is poor. It serves as a strategic road within the Oil enclave.

 

            Current Programme

            The following roads within the Oil enclave have been awarded on contract for rehabilitation:

 

1.         Upgrading of Esiama – Nkroful – Telekubokazo – Anyinase road (km 0.0 – 6.5).

The contract was awarded on 15th August, 2019. The project commenced on 29th October, 2019 and scheduled             for completion on 29th April, 2021. Presently, the Contractor is on site and work is progressing. 

                       

The source of funding is GNPC through the Ghana Gas.

 

2.         Rehabilitation of Esiama - Telekubokazo – Anyinase road (km 6.5 – 26.5).

The contract was recently awarded on 19th December, 2019.  It is among the critical Roads Projects the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Roads and Highways is pursuing. The Agreement has been signed and the Contractor has started mobilising to site. Work is expected to commence by the middle of February, 2020. 

 

                        The source of funding is the Consolidated Fund.

 

3.         Rehabilitation of Telekubokazo – Salman - Anibre Junction (km 0.0 – 30.2) 

The contract was recently awarded on 19th December, 2019.  It is among the critical Roads Projects the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Roads and Highways is pursuing. The Agreement has been signed and the Contractor has started mobilising to site. Work is expected to commence by the end of February, 2020. 

 

                        The source of funding is the Consolidated Fund.

 

            Future Programme

            It is envisaged that all the roads within the Oil enclave will be fully rehabilitated to facilitate and boost socio-economic          activities in the area.

 

*678.   Background

            The Asikuma Junction – Peki road (km 0 – 14) falls within the      contract for the Rehabilitation of Asikuma Junction – Kpeve Road (Km 0 -45) on the N2 (otherwise known as the Eastern Corridor Road) in the South Dayi District of the Volta Region.

 

            Current Programme

The contract is being executed by Messrs G.S. International Developers (GH) Ltd with funding by the Government of Ghana (Consolidated Fund). The physical progress is projected at 53% completion as at the end of January, 2020.

 

            The scope of work executed includes the following;

1.         Construction of drainage structures

2.         Construction of 550mm thick pavement structure    comprising of 250mm thick subbase and 300mm thick crushed rock base.

3.         Construction of 100mm thick binder course and 50mm thick asphaltic concrete wearing course

           

The Binder and Wearing courses have been completed between km 0+000 – 20+700 and km 19+000 – 20+000 respectively.

The Asikuma Junction to Peki section which lies within km 0+000 – 19+000 has been completed to the binder course but has developed potholes.

 

The contractor has suspended works since June, 2017 due to delay in paying for some works done.

 

            Future Programme

All payment certificates due the contractor have been paid except one, and efforts are being made to get the contractor to resume works to patch the potholes on the Binder course.  If the contractor delays in resuming work, the Mobile Maintenance Unit (MMU) of the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) will be asked to step in.

 

*679.   Background

Akroso town is located in the newly created Asene/Manso/Akroso District of the Eastern Region. As part of its objective to improve the road network in Akroso and the country at large, the Department of Urban Roads (DUR) has commenced works on some selected collector and local roads in this district. The following suburbs: Health Centre areas, Abaasi Nkwantanan (Palace/Market Area), Atta Kwesi and Amanfrom will benefit from the project.

 

Current Programme

The contract for the Construction of Akim Akroso Town Roads (2.0km) – Lot 18 was awarded on 25th October, 2017. The works commenced on 22nd December, 2017 for completion on 21st December, 2018 which has since elapsed. The progress of work to date is projected at 6.6% physical completion. The contractor suspended works as a result of undue delay in paying for work done by the Employer. The project is financed from the Ghana Road Fund.

The scope of work includes:

  • Construction of 3km stretch of drains of various sizes,
  • Pavement works (2km) and
  • Traffic Management and Safety works.

 

Works completed to date include:

  • Construction of 198.9m of 0.45m diameter concrete U- drain
  • Construction of 179.9m of 0.60m diameter concrete U- drain

Work done to date is in good condition.

 

            Future Programme

As a result of the undue delay, the Department of Urban Roads is taking measures to terminate the contract after exhausting all contractual procedures. Thereafter, all outstanding works will be repackaged for re-award.

 

*680.   Background

            The Tamale to Gushiegu Highway is made up two (2) Regional     trunk roads, as described below:

 

1.         Tamale – Karaga Road (75km)

The Tamale – Karaga road is a Regional road (R90) of length 75km.  Presently, the road is in a gravel state and it is being upgraded to bituminous surface. The communities along the road include Jana, Zion, Tinkurugu, Nanton, Zinindo, Digibila, and Gaa.

 

2.         Karaga - Gushiegu Road (24km)

The Karaga – Gushiegu road forms part of the Regional Road (R107). The length of the road is 24km.  Presently, the road is in a gravel state and it is being upgraded to bituminous surface.

 

            The Tamale – Karaga – Gushiegu road has a total length of            about 99km and lies mainly in the Karaga and Gushiegu Districts of the Northern Region. It is a strategic road linking Tamale on the National Road (N10) to Gushiegu on National Road (N2) also known as the Eastern Corridor.

 

            Current Programme

            The entire stretch of the Tamale – Karaga – Gushiegu road is under three (3) different contracts for upgrading to bituminous       surface. The contracts are described below:

           

            i.          Upgrading of Tamale – Karaga Road (km 3 – 13)

The contract commenced on 2nd June, 2016 and was scheduled for completion on 1st June, 2018 which has since elapsed. Works executed to-date includes clearing of roadside vegetation, earthworks, drainage works, subbase, base and bituminous primerseal on 6.5km stretch. The estimated physical progress of work is at 67% completion. 

           

The project is suspended due to the Employer’s delay in paying for works done by the Contractor.

 

ii.         Upgrading of Tamale – Karaga Road (km 13 – 75)

The contract commenced on 15th August, 2016, and was scheduled for completion on 14th August, 2019 which has since elapsed. Works executed to-date include clearing of roadside vegetation, earthworks, drainage works and subbase course at an estimated physical progress of 26% completion. 

 

The work was suspended for some months due to the Employer’s delay in paying for works done by the Contractor.

 

                        The Contractor has now resumed work.

 

iii.       Upgrading of Karaga – Gushiegu Road (24km)

The contract commenced on 5th October, 2016, and was scheduled for completion on 4th October, 2018 which has since elapsed. Works executed to-date includes clearing of roadside vegetation, earthworks, drainage works and subbase course. Physical progress is projected at 15% completion. 

 

All the three (3) contracts had suffered delayed payment of works done by the Contractors and this has affected the timely completion of the projects.

 

Future Programme

The government is taking steps to pay all outstanding debts to Contractors to enable them resume works as soon as possible.

 

With an improved payment regime, the projects are expected to be completed by the end of December, 2020.

 

681.     Kpatinga-Saguli/Galwey feeder road

 

            Background:

The Kpatinga-Saguli/Galwey feeder road (30.0km) is captured in the Department of Feeder Roads (DFR) Road Database as Digbila-Galwei-Saguli-Kpatinga feeder road. The road is partially engineered and in poor surface condition. It is a gravel road located in the Gushegu District of the Northern Region.

 

Current Programme

Evaluation of Tenders for the rehabilitation of Digbila-Galwei-Saguli-Kpatinga (30km) feeder road is completed and award letter issued. It is expected that the Contract Agreement will be signed by end of February, 2020.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 



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