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IN THE THIRD SESSION OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

 

ORDER PAPER

 

FOR THE FORTY-FIFTH SITTING OF THE FIRST

MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

 

FRIDAY 19TH JULY 2019

 

BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

 

1.         PRAYERS

 

 

 

2.         CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND OFFICIAL REPORT

 

 

 

3.         BUSINESS STATEMENT FOR THE NINTH WEEK

 

(Chairman, Business Committee)

 

 

 

4.         QUESTIONS

 

 

 

*589.   Mr. Ali Maiga Halidu (Dormaa West): To ask the Minister for Education when the following projects in the Dormaa West District will be completed: (i) the Community Day Senior High School at Adiemmra No. 4; (ii) 3-Unit Classroom Block at Nyamema/Brofoyeduru D/A Junior High School; (iii) 6-Unit Classroom Block at Kwakwenya D/A Primary School.

 

 

 

*590.   Mr. Andrew Dari Chiwitey (Sawla/Tuna/Kalba): To ask the Minister for Education what measures the Ministry is putting in place to construct new classroom blocks for the following communities after their classroom blocks were destroyed by rainstorm: (i) Digzie (ii) Basina-Yiri (iii) Yoli-Yiri.

 

 

 

*591.   Mr. Benjamin Komla Kpodo (Ho Central): To ask the Minister for Education when the construction of classroom and administration blocks and other facilities for the Shia Senior High Technical School will commence.

 

 

 

*592.   Mr. Yaw Frimpong Addo (Manso Adubia): To ask the Minister for Education what plans the Ministry has to complete the abandoned GETFund school blocks in the Manso Adubia Constituency of the Amansie South District.

 

 

 

5.         STATEMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

 

6.         MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee on Works and Housing on the Contract Agreement between Ghana Water Company Limited (acting on behalf of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources for the Government of the Republic of Ghana) and Biwater International Limited of England, for an amount of Two Hundred and Seventy-Two Million, Two Hundred and Eighty-Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eighty United States Dollars (US$272,287,980.00) in respect of the project known as the Tamale Water Supply Scheme.

 

 

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

7.         RESOLUTION

 

               

 

            WHEREAS

 

1.         By the provisions of Article 181(5) of the Constitution the terms and conditions of any international business or economic transaction to which the Government of Ghana is a party shall not come into operation unless the said terms and conditions have been laid before Parliament and approved by Parliament by a Resolution supported by the votes of a majority of all Members of Parliament;

 

 

 

2.         Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article 181(5) of the Constitution, and at the request of the Government of Ghana acting through the Minister responsible for Sanitation and Water Resources, there has been laid before Parliament the terms and conditions of a Contract Agreement between Ghana Water Company Limited (acting on behalf of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources for the Government of the Republic of Ghana) and Biwater International Limited of England, for an amount of Two Hundred and Seventy-Two Million, Two Hundred and Eighty-Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eighty United States Dollars (US$272,287,980.00) in respect of the project known as the Tamale Water Supply Scheme.

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE HEREBY RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

 

 

 

In accordance with the provisions of the said Article 181(5) of the Constitution this House approves the Contract Agreement between Ghana Water Company Limited (acting on behalf of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources for the Government of the Republic of Ghana) and Biwater International Limited of England, for an amount of Two Hundred and Seventy-Two Million, Two Hundred and Eighty-Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eighty United States Dollars (US$272,287,980.00) in respect of the project known as the Tamale Water Supply Scheme.

 

 

 

(Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources)

 

 

 

 

 

8.         MOTION

 

 

 

That the Vigilantism and Related Offences Bill, 2019 be now read the third time.

 

 

 

(Attorney-General and Minister for Justice)

 

 

 

 

 

9.         UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED SCIENCES BILL, 2018

 

            -           At the Consideration Stage

 

 

 

i.          Clause 5  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (i), delete “expert” insert “an alumni with expertise” and after “industry” add “nominated by the Alumni Association of the University”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

          Debate to continue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii.         Clause 8  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 2,

 

delete “the dispatch of the business at the time and in the” and insert “dispatch of the business at a time and in a”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

iii.        Clause 13  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

 

after “office” insert “and oath of secrecy”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

iv.        Clause 16  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), at end,

 

add “in accordance with the Statutes of the University”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

v.         Clause 16  –    Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

 

Subclause:

 

 

 

“The Vice-Chancellor shall, before assuming office, take and subscribe to the oath of office and oath of secrecy as specified in the Schedule.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

after “office” insert “and oath of secrecy”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

paragraph:

 

 

 

“a Faculty.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

viii.      Clause 20  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 3,

 

before “may” insert “as”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

ix.        Clause 21  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (d), sub-

 

paragraph (ii), at end, add “diplomas and certificates”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

x.         Clause 22  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), delete

 

“a” and insert “the” and at end, add “in accordance with the Statutes of the University”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xi.        Clause 22  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

 

 

“The Registrar shall hold office

 

(a)        for a term of four years and is eligible for re-appointment for another term only; and

 

(b)        on the conditions specified in the letter of appointment in accordance with the Statutes of the University.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xii.       Clause 22  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (6), line 1,

 

delete “operating” and insert “administrative”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xiii.      Clause 22  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (8), line 2,

 

after “office” insert “and oath of secrecy”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxiv.    Clause 23  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

 

after “appoint”, delete “the” and insert “a” and in line 2, at end, add “in accordance with the Statutes of the University”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxv.     Clause 23  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 2,

 

delete “the duties of the Director of Finance” and insert “functions of the office”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

subclause:

 

 

 

“The Director of Finance shall hold office

 

(a)        for a term of four years and is eligible for re-appointment for another term only; and

 

(b)        on the conditions specified in the letter of appointment in accordance with the Statutes of the University.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xvii.     Clause 26  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (a), line 3, before “Hostels” insert “Halls of Residence”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xviii.    Clause 27  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (b), subparagraph (i), delete “duly registered by” insert “of”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

xix.      Clause 27  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (b), subparagraph (iv), after “grants” insert “loans,”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xx.       Clause 27  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 1,

 

delete “by or” and in line 2, delete “by or”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

delete “one month” and insert “thirty days” and in line 3, delete “relate” and insert “relates and make a copy of that report available to the regulatory body responsible for regulating tertiary education.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxii.     Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 1,

 

delete “one month” and insert “thirty days”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxiii.    Clause 32  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (a),

 

subparagraph (iv), delete “of the employees of the University”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxiv.    Clause 32  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (b), line 2,

 

at end, add “in consultation with the regulatory body responsible for regulating tertiary education”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

before “Convocation” insert “the”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

 

delete “names” and insert “name”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxvii.   Clause 34  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 2,

 

at end, add “as provided in the Statutes of the University”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxviii.  Clause 38  –    Amendment proposed  –      Sectional note above

 

Clause 38, delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxix.    Clause 38  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

 

delete “Without limiting the power” and insert “Any policy” and in line 2, delete “policies”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxx.     Clause 38  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (e), delete “members” and insert “staff member”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxi.    Clause 39  –    Amendment proposed  –      Headnote, delete and

 

insertAppeals

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

delete “a body to be known as”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxiii.  Clause 39  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (6), line 2,

 

before “paragraph” delete “in”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxiv.  Clause 40  –    Amendment proposed  –      Interpretation of

 

“Appeals Board”, line 2, before “section” insert “subsection (1) of”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxv.   Clause 41  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 3,

 

delete “two years” and insert “one year”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxvi.  Clause 41  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (5), line 1,

 

delete “continuing”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxvii. Clause 41  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (8), line 3,

 

delete “two years” and insert “one year”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxviii. Clause 41  –   Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

 

subclause:

 

 

 

“In furtherance of subsection (7), the Minister and the Regulatory Body responsible for tertiary education shall ensure the equitable transfer of assets and liabilities.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

clause:

 

 

 

Remuneration and Pension of Staff of the University

 

(1)        Subject to the Act, the Council shall determine the remuneration of academic, administrative and other staff of the University in accordance with government policy.

 

(2)        The National Pensions Act, 2008 (Act 766) shall apply to the academic, administrative and other staff of the University.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xl.        The Schedule  – Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

 

provision:

 

 

 

“Oath of Secrecy

 

I………………., holding the office of……………do (in the name of the Almighty God)(solemnly affirm) that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall come to my knowledge in the discharge of my official duties except as may be required for the discharge of my official duties or as may be specifically permitted by law (So help me God).”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

10.       STATISTICS BILL, 2018

 

            -           At the Consideration Stage

 

 

 

i.          Clause 6  –      Amendment proposed  –      Delete and insert the

 

following:

 

 

 

Functions of the Board

 

6. The Board shall, in particular, formulate the policy of the Service to

 

(a)   promote the effective use of statistics and stimulate research activities in applied statistics;

 

(b)   provide guidance to the Government Statistician and the Government on the direction of and priorities for official statistics that include advice on the improvement, extension and co-ordination of statistical services provided for public purposes in the country; and

 

(c)   further the object of the Service.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

ii.         Clause 8  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 2,

 

delete “the time and in the places” and insert “a time and place”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

iii.        Clause 8  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 3,

 

delete “the place and time” and insert “a time and place”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

iv.        Clause 8  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 1,

 

delete “five” and insert “four” and in line 2, delete “or a greater number determined by the Board in respect of an important matter”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

v.         Clause 10  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

vi.        Clause 11  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), lines 3

 

and 4, delete “as a technical advisory body to the Board”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

vii.       Clause 11  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

 

 

“The Statistics Advisory Committee shall be the technical advisory body of the Board.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

viii.      Clause 12  –    Amendment proposed  –      Opening phrase, line

 

3, delete “including” and insert “comprising”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

ix.        Clause 12  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (d), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

 

 

“two representatives from academia not below the rank of a Senior Lecturer nominated by the Association of Vice Chancellors”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

x.         Clause 12  –    Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

 

paragraphs:

 

 

 

“(xi)     Transport, and

 

(xii)      Interior.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xi.        Clause 14  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), delete

 

“twice each year” and insert “at least once in six months”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xii.       Clause 14  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), delete

 

“ten” and insert “twelve”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xiii.      Clause 15  –    Amendment proposed  –      Line 2, before

 

“allowances” delete “the”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xiv.      Clause 16  –    Amendment proposed  –      Delete and insert the

 

following:

 

 

 

Government Statistician

 

16. (1)  The head of the Service is the Government Statistician who shall be appointed by the President in accordance with article 185 of the Constitution.

 

(2)   The Government Statistician shall be the chief adviser to Government         and the Board on all matters relating to statistics.

 

(3)   The Government Statistician shall hold office on the terms and conditions specified in the letter of appointment.

 

(4)   Subject to clause (2) of article 186 of the Constitution, a person shall          not interfere with the work of the Government Statistician, in respect of the activities of the Statistical Service, on

 

(a)        the manner in which and the time when a statistical collection is to be undertaken;

 

(b)        the form, extent and timing of the release of statistical information; or

 

(c)        whether a statistical collection should be discontinued.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xv.       Clause 17  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

 

 

“(1)   The Government Statistician

 

(a)        is responsible for the day to day administration of the affairs of the Service and is answerable to the Board in the performance of functions in this Act; and

 

(b)        shall implement the decisions of the Board.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xvi.      Clause 19  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 1,

 

paragraph (b), delete “administrative”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xvii.     Clause 23  –    Amendment proposed  –      Delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xviii.    Clause 24  –    Amendment proposed  –      Delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xix.      Clause 33  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (5), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

 

 

“(5)   A member of the Service shall ensure

 

(a)        the protection of the private life and business secrets of data providers including

 

            (i)         households;

 

            (ii)        companies;

 

            (iii)       public institutions; and

 

            (iv)       other responders;

 

(b)        the confidentiality of the information provided under paragraph (a); and

 

(c)        the use of the information provided under paragraph (a) for strictly statistical purposes.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xx.       Clause 35  –    Amendment proposed  –      Sectional note above

 

clause 35, delete and insert the following:

 

 

 

Censuses, Surveys and other Sources of Data

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxi.      Clause 37  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

 

delete “shall” and insert “may”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxii.     Clause 37  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 1,

 

delete “shall” and insert “may”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxiii.    Clause 38  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

 

delete “shall” and insert “may”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxiv.    Clause 38  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 1,

 

delete “shall” and insert “may” and further delete “after the population census”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxv.     Clause 39  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxvi.    Clause 40  –    Amendment proposed  –      Delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xxvii.   Clause 41  –    Amendment proposed  –      Lines 2 and 3,

 

delete “thirty days after consultation with the Board and the stakeholders” and insert “sixty days before the commencement of a census”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxviii.  Clause 42  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (b), at end,

 

add “including fees and charges”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxix.    Clause 42  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (d), delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxx.     Clause 43  –    Amendment proposed  –      Delete and insert the

 

following:

 

 

 

Accounts and audit

 

43. (1)  The Service shall keep books of account and proper records in such form as the Auditor-General shall approve.

 

(2)   The Service shall submit the accounts of the Service to the Auditor-General for audit not later than two months after the end of each financial year in accordance with section 15 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921).

 

(3)   The Auditor-General shall within six months after the end of the immediately preceding financial year, audit the account of the Service and forward a copy of the report to the Minister and the Service.

 

(4)   The financial year of the Service is the same as the financial year of Government.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

xxxi.    Clause 44  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

 

 

“(2)   The annual report shall include

 

(a)        the report of the Auditor-General; and

 

(b)        any other information that may be required by the Minister in conformity with the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) or that may be relevant to enhance transparency and accountability.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxii.   Clause 47  –    Amendment proposed  –      Headnote, before

 

IncorporatedinsertOath by

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxiii.  Clause 48  –    Amendment proposed  –      Headnote, at end, add 

 

in place of Oath

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxiv.  Clause 51  –    Amendment proposed  –      Headnote, delete and

 

insertRequest for Annual Report of Public Corporations

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxv.   Clause 53  –    Amendment proposed  –      Headnote, delete and

 

insertAssurance to data providers

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxvi.  Clause 56  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (f), delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxvii. Clause 57  –    Amendment proposed  –      Interpretation of

 

“dissemination”, line 2, delete “whatever” and insert “an appropriate”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxviii. Clause 57  –   Amendment proposed  –      Interpretation of

 

“public corporation”, delete and insert the following:

 

 

 

“public corporation” means a corporation or any other body of  persons established by an Act of Parliament or set up out of funds provided by Parliament or other public funds;”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxix.  Clause 57  –    Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

 

interpretations:

 

 

 

“administrative data” means official records collected for purposes of registration, transaction and record keeping which are originally not meant to provide statistics for development reasons but can be            enhanced to inform planning and guide developmental processes and is a variety of big data;

 

 

 

 “big data” includes an unusual volume of data, a variety of data comprising a range of data formats available in the nature of text, pictures, video, financial or social transactions and velocity of data comprising speed of generation and its availability in real time;

 

 

 

 “code of ethics and practice” means professional principles and guidelines to be observed by statisticians and statistical authorities in the production of official statistics and may be in the nature of the definitions, norms, standards, nomenclatures, methodologies and concepts for statistical production and dissemination by Ministries, Departments, Agencies, District Assemblies and other statutory bodies in conformity with international best practice;

 

 

 

 “unofficial statistics” means data collected in an unconventional manner other than through a census or survey and may be in the nature of big and administrative data sources and satellite imagery.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

clause:

 

 

 

Administrative data

 

#. The Government Statistician shall prescribe the form and manner in which             administrative data is collected and submitted to the Service by Ministries, Departments and Agencies and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xli.       Long Title  –     Amendment proposed  –      Delete and insert the

 

following:

 

 

 

“AN ACT to establish the Statistical Service as the central statistics producing and co-ordinating institution for the National Statistical System and to strengthen the production of quality statistics and to provide for related matters.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.       COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

 

 

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 

Date:               Monday, 22nd July 2019

 

Time:               12:00 Noon

 

Venue:             Committee Room 10W (West Wing, 10th Floor, Job 600)

 

Agenda:           To hold discussions with members of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association on its position on the final draft Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting Bill.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, 23rd July 2019

 

Time:               12:00 Noon

 

Venue:             Committee Room 10W (West Wing, 10th Floor, Job 600)

 

Agenda:           To hold discussions with officials of MTN.

 

 


 

 

SUPPLEMENT

 

 

 

ANSWERS TO PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

 

 

 

*589.   Mr. Speaker, the Dormaa West District has several projects on-going amongst which are the 3-Unit Classroom Block at Nyamema/Brofoyedru D/A Junior High School, the 6-Unit Classroom Block at Kwakwenya D/A Primary School and the Community Day Senior High School (CSHS) Project at Adiemmra No. 4. These projects are being funded by the GOG through the GETFund.

 

 

 

(I).       3-Unit Classroom Block at Nyamema/Brofoyedru D/A Junior High School

 

This project was awarded in July, 2016 to Messrs Osamanpa Estate Developers Limited and is being supervised by the District’s Works Department. The project which is 42% complete is currently at lintel level with roofing, plastering, flooring, doors, windows and external works outstanding.

 

 

 

(II).      6-Unit Classroom Block at Kwakwenya D/A Primary School

 

The project above was also awarded in July, 2016 to Messrs Osamanpa Estate Developers Limited. Work is steadily on-going and is currently at the foundation stage. The project is 17% complete.

 

 

 

Interim Payment Certificates No.1 on the above-mentioned projects have been processed and lodged at the GETFund in April, 2019. The projects have also been earmarked for completion by the end of year 2019 as per the schedule of works provided by the Supervising Consultant.

 

 

 

(III).    Community Day Senior High School at Adiemmra No. 4

 

The project in question forms part of the 124No. initiated Community Senior High School Projects. This project falls within the Phase II of the CSHS Projects and is being funded by the Government of Ghana through the GETFund.

 

 

 

The project was awarded to the Messrs T. A. Tanko Company Limited and is being supervised by Messrs Intel Sol Consult with work done to date currently at 14.3%. (i.e. clearing of sites, excavation of substructure, casting of concrete ground floor slabs and erection of 1st floor concrete columns).

 

 

 

Mr. Speaker, the Contractor has not reported to site since the payment of his 1st Interim Payment Certificate. The Supervising Consultant has therefore directed the Contractor through warning letters to return to site and complete all outstanding works.

 

 

 

*590. Mr. Speaker,

 

The above-mentioned classrooms within the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba Constituency are temporary or make-shift structures which were destroyed by rainstorm.

 

 

 

Mr. Speaker, the Ministry has however taken note of the development and will programme the Schools in the next phase of Construction of Basic School Structures.

 

 

 

In interim, the Ministry will liaise with the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Assembly for rehabilitation of the damaged structures until permanent ones are constructed.

 

 

 

*591.   Mr. Speaker, the Ministry has an elaborate plan to improve and provide educational facilities in all Senior High Schools and Technical Institutions with emphasis on deprived Institutions.

 

 

 

The Senior High School Intervention Project (SHSIP) which is aimed at providing infrastructural facilities to needy institutions is currently on-going and is being implemented in phases.

 

 

 

Mr. Speaker, the Ministry has taken note of the developments and wish to state that, in subsequent phases of the SHSIP, Shia Senior High Technical School will be considered.

 

 

 

*592.   Mr. Speaker, the Manso Adubia Constituency of the Amansie South District has several on-going educational projects, some of which are funded by the GETFund.

 

 

 

Some of these projects have been delayed and others abandoned. This has partly been caused by the non-performance of Contractors as well as irregular funding.

 

 

 

It should however be noted that, the Consultants have tasked the Contractors of these abandoned projects to return to site to complete all outstanding works. The Ministry through the Supervising Consultants is also considering the termination and re-award of these abandoned projects within the Constituency in the eventual failure by the Contractors to continue and complete the outstanding works.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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