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PARLIAMENT'S COVID-19 RESULTS NOT YET KNOWN.

The attention of Parliament has been drawn to reports by Starrfmonline that two Members and thirteen Staff of Parliament have tested positive for COVID 19 after the mandatory testing exercise undertaken by Parliament last week.

Parliament would like to state categorically that the results of the tests are not yet known and so the report by Starrfmonline is not true. Parliament would therefore like to urge Starrfmonline to pull down the said report and update its audience with the relevant information to the effect that the results from the tests are unknown to Parliament.

The confidentiality protocol of testing for COVID-19 is that, those who test positive will be called directly by the testing team and be taken through the necessary steps for quarantine and treatment. Officially Parliament is unaware of any such call and has no official figures from the National COVID-19 response team.

Meanwhile, Parliament will like to assure the Public that it remains committed to ensuring the safety and avoidance of possible spread of the disease in Parliament. Citizens are encouraged to call or reach Parliament on line with their enquiries and only attend upon the House if it becomes absolutely necessary.

 

KATE ADDO

DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS


26-05-2020    




PROCEEDINGS - PLENARY





IN THE FOURTH SESSION OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

 ORDER PAPER

 

 FOR THE TWENTY-SECOND SITTING OF THE SECOND

MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

 THURSDAY 25TH JUNE 2020


 

 

 

           BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

1.         PRAYERS

 

2.         CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND OFFICIAL REPORT

 

      

3.         URGENT QUESTIONS

 

 

 

(i)         Mr. Benjamin Komla Kpodo (Ho Central): To ask the Minister for Finance when the designated health workers will be paid the ‘’COVID-19’’ special allowance of 50% of their basic salaries as promised by the government and approved by Parliament.

 

(ii)        Mr. Kwabena Mintah Akandoh (Juaboso):To ask the Minister for Health what emergency preparedness and response plan the Ministry has put in place to help contain the spread of COVID -19 Virus and the details of How $100m announced by the President will be spent.

 

                                                                                      

 

4.         STATEMENTS

 

 

 

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

 

5.         PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

 

 

 

            The following Papers to be presented:

 

 

 

(a)        By the Majority Leader       

 

Audit Committee Performance Report in respect of the Food and Drugs Authority for the Period January –December 2019.

 

 

 

(b)       By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Mines and Energy on the Operational and Budget Performance of the Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) for the Year 2019 and outlook for 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(c)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

 

 

Report of the Committee on Mines and Energy on the 2020 Work Programme of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).

 

 

 

(d)       By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the Conduct of Public Officer Bill, 2018/p>

 

 

 

6.         MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the of the Finance Committee on the Budget Performance Report in Respect of the Office of Government Machinery for the period January to December, 2019.

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

7.         LAND BILL, 2019.

 

-           At the Consideration Stage

 

i.          Clause 12   –   Amendment proposed   –     Add the following as

 

new subclause (1):

 

 

 

“(#)      A person who has an interest in land has a right to protect the land.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

                                                Debate to continue

 

 

 

ii.         Clause 12   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), closing

 

phrase after paragraph (c), delete  and insert the following:

 

“commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than fifteen years.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Debate to continue

 

 

 

iii.        Clause 12   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), delete 

 

and insert the following:

 

 

 

“A person who uses or through another person uses unreasonable force to prevent a lawful owner of land from developing the land commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment of not less than ten years and not more than fifteen years.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Debate to continue

 

 

 

iv.        Clause 12   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (3), lines 1

 

and 2, delete  “developer who has obtained the requisite building permit” and insert “owner”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Debate to continue

 

 

 

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

 

subclause:

 

 

 

“(#)      A registered owner of land may make an application to  court for an interlocutory injunction against an unlawful encroacher on the land even though the name of the encroacher is unknown.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Debate to continue

 

 

 

vi.        Clause 22   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

 

at end add a new paragraph as follows: (c) in the case of timber, a term of fifty years”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Debate to continue

 

 

 

 

 

vii.       Clause 22   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (a), line 2, delete “ten” and insert “twenty-five”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Debate to continue

 

 

 

viii.      Clause 22   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2),

 

line 2, delete “one”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Debate to continue

 

 

 

 ix.       Clause 22   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2),

 

paragraph (c) lines  1& 2, delete “rubber or any other plantation other than timber” and insert “annual or perennial crops” and in line 3, delete “including ranching

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

        Debate to continue

 

 

 

x.         Clause 22   –   Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

subclause:

 

 

 

“The President may, in the case of particular land where the President is satisfied that a special circumstance exist that render compliance with the limits prescribed by this section prejudicial to the national interest or to the interest of a stool, direct that the grant of the land or any other interest in that land shall exceed the areas specified in subsection (2) and the land or an interest in the land may be granted although the limits are exceeded.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Debate to continue

 

 

 

xi.        Clause 23   –   Amendment proposed   –     Headnote, after

 

“direct” and insert “demarcation or”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

xii.       Clause 23   –   Amendment proposed   –     Opening phrase, line 1,

 

before “article” and insert “clause (2) of”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xiii.      Clause 24   –   Amendment proposed   –     Headnote, before

 

“survey” and insert “demarcation or”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xiv.      Clause 24   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 3,

 

before “survey” insert “demarcation or”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xv.       Clause 25   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), lines

 

2&3, delete “a valuer appointed by the Lands Commission” and insert “the Land Valuation Division of the Commission”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xvi.      Clause 25   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (3), line

 

2, delete “a valuer” and insert “the Land Valuation Division of the Commission”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xvii.     Clause 25   –   Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

Subclause 24(4): as follows:

 

“The Lands Commission shall respond to an application for review under this Section within 30 days”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xviii.    Clause 26   –   Amendment proposed   –     Line1, delete “who

 

has been” and in line 2, delete “Land” and insert “Lands”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

3, delete “five” and insert “one” and line 5 delete “five years” and insert “one year”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xx.       Clause 28   –   Amendment proposed   –     paragraph (a) line 1,

 

insert “a” before “ licensed”  and in line 2, delete “the” and insert “a” and on the same line delete “ of that surveyor” and insert “under this Chapter”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxi.      Clause 28   –   Amendment proposed   –     concluding paragraph 

 

line 2, delete “five” and insert “one” and line 3 delete “five years” and insert “one year”

 

 

 

 (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxii.     Clause 29   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 1

 

delete “its” and insert “the”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxiii.    Clause 30   –   Amendment proposed   –     Line 1, delete

 

“under section 29”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxiv.    Clause 30   –   Amendment proposed   – Subclause (1)       Lines 2

 

and 3, delete “upon objection or appeal”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxv.     Clause 30   –   Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

 subclause as 30(1) as follows:

 

 

 

“A valuation conducted under section 29 shall be

 

certified by the Commission

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxvi.    Clause 31   –   Amendment proposed   – Headnote delete all the

 

words after “purposes”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxvii.   Clause 31   –   Amendment proposed Redraft as follows:

 

(1) “ For the purpose of this Act

 

(a) forms of valuation include

 

            (i) capital valuation

 

            (ii) rental valuation

 

            (iii) rating valuation

 

(b) capital valuation include

 

            (i) valuation of the estate of deceased person

 

(ii) valuation ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction

 

(iii) valuation for compensation under compulsory acquisition

 

(iv) valuation for stamp duty assessment

 

 

 

(2)        The purpose of rental valuation is to determine the fair annual, monthly or other periodic payments for the use of the property

 

 

 

(3)        The purpose of rating valuation is to determine the rateable value of landed property for the assessment of property rate in accordance with the Governance Act, 2016 (936).

 

 

 

(4)        The Minister, in consultation with the Lands Commission, may be Legislative Instrument make Regulations to provide for the matters specified in subsection (1)

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xxviii. Clause 33   –    Amendment proposed   – Add “or a professionally

 

trained conveyancer” at end

 

 

 

(Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu)

 

 

 

xxix.    Clause 34   –   Amendment proposed   – Opening phrase line 2

 

delete “it” and insert “the contract”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxx.     Clause 37   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (5), lines 3

 

and 4, delete “copies sent to the Lands Commission, allodial owners and stool lands” and insert “shall send copies to the Lands Commission and allodial owners.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxi. Clause 38   –      Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (4), line 3,

 

before “land”, insert “the”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxii.   Clause 38   –   Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

subclause:

 

 

 

“(5)      Subsection (4) applies to an oral grant of land under customary law”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee

 

 

 

xxxiii.  Clause 40   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (3),

 

paragraph (a) line 1 , insert “the interest” before “jointly”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxiv.  Clause 42   –   Amendment proposed   –     Closing phrase after

 

paragraph (c), line 1, delete “ lease which is” and delete all the words in line 3”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxv.   Clause 43   –   Amendment proposed   –Amendment proposed   –                         Subclause (2), line 3, delete “value consideration”

 

and insert “purchase in good faith for value without notice”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxvi.  Clause 44   –   Amendment proposed   – line 3, delete “it” and

 

insert “the Court”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxvii. Clause 47   –   Amendment proposed   –     Opening phrase, at

 

beginning, delete “In” and insert “Except as otherwise provided in subsections (4) and (5) of section 38,”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxviii. Clause 50   –  Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (12), line 1,

 

delete “State” and insert “Republic” and further in lines 2 and 3, delete “of not less than fifty years when the lease expires and on terms”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxix. Clause 50   –    Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (7), line 4,

 

delete “it” and insert “the variation”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xl. Clause 50   –          Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (12), line 1,

 

delete “State” and insert “Republic” and in lines 2&3 delete “of not less than fifty years when the lease expires and on terms”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xli. Clause 50   –         Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (14), line 1,

 

delete “(9) and (11)” and insert “(9), (11) and (12)

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xliii. Clause 50   –       Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (17) -Delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xliv.Clause 50   –        Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (19), lines 2

 

and 3, delete “specified in the original lease and any new terms agreed on with the lessor” and insert “agreed upon by the parties”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xlv.      Clause 50   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (21), line 4,

 

delete “adequate” and insert “reasonable”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlvi.     Clause 52   –   Amendment proposed   –     line 2, delete “capable

 

of being enforced ” and insert “enforceable”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xlvii.    Clause 57  –    Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 3,

 

delete “lawful ”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xlviii.   Clause 58   –   Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

subclause:

 

 

 

“(6)      The provisions in section 57 and in this section shall, with the necessary modifications, apply to an oral grant and any other transfer of an interest in land under customary law.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xlix.     Clause 59   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 5,

 

delete “and whether”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

l.          Clause 59   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 6,

 

after “reversion”, insert “in the premises” and delete same further in lines 6 and 7.

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

li.         Clause 63   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (6), line 4,

 

delete “extract” and insert “extracts”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lii. Clause 67   –          Amendment proposed   –     Paragraph (a),

 

add the following new subparagraph:

 

“(i)       delivered to the transferee personally;”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

liii. Clause 68   –         Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 3,

 

at end, add “who shall state the name address”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

liv. Clause 68   –         Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (7),

 

paragraph (a), line 1, before “marked”, insert “signed or” and in line 3, before “mark”, insert “signature,” and further in line 9, delete “appears” and insert “appeared”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lv. Clause 68   –          Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (9), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

“(9)      A conveyance is deemed to have been executed by a stool or a skin if the instrument is executed by the occupant of the stool or skin together with at least two elders of the stool or skin representing the elders whose consent is by customary law a necessary condition for the conveyance of the stool or skin land.”

 

(10)      A conveyance is deemed to have been executed by a clan or a family if the instrument is executed by the head of the clan or family together with at least two principal members of the clan or family skin representing the principal members whose consent is by customary law a necessary condition for the conveyance of the clan or family land.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lv. Clause 69   –          Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (3), line 3,

 

delete “customary obligation” and insert “the customary obligations”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lvi. Clause 72   –         Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

 

 

“(1) A person disposing of property or an interest in property for valuable consideration to a purchaser, or an agent of that person, who with intent to defraud

 

(a)        conceals from the purchaser an instrument, or encumbrance material to the property or interest; or

 

(b)        falsifies a plan of the land in relation to that property or the instrument

 

is liable to an action for damages by the purchaser or a person deriving title under the purchaser for a loss sustained by reason of the concealment or falsification.

 

(2) A person or an agent of that person found culpable for actions under subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than 5,000 penalty units and not more than 10,000 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than ten years or to both.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

lvii. Clause 72   –        Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2),

 

line 2, delete “persons” and insert “a person” and in line 4, delete “those persons deriving title in the” and insert “the person deriving title in the repairs or”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lviii. Clause 79   –       Amendment proposed   –     Line 1, delete

 

“Commission” and insert “Minister”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lix. Clause 83   –         Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 3,

 

delete “entity” and insert “persons, stool, skin, clan or family”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lx. Clause 87   –          Amendment proposed   –     Delete and insert the

 

following:

 

 

 

“The Director of the Survey and Mapping Division shall, within a period of not less than seven days before the demarcation and survey of lands in a title registration district begins,

 

(a)        display a notice of the demarcation and survey in a conspicuous place in the locality; and

 

(b)        publish a notice of the demarcation and survey in a newspaper of national circulation and in a radio in the locality to inform persons likely to be affected.

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxi.       Clause 88   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (a), line 1, delete “is otherwise” and insert “otherwise appears to be”

 

(Chairman of the Committee

 

lxii.      Clause 88   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (b), line 1, delete “cultivation” and insert “utilisation”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxiii.     Clause 88   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), line 1,

 

delete “surveyor” and insert “Official Surveyor or Licensed Surveyor”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxiv.     Clause 88   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (3), line 1,

 

delete “surveyor” and insert “Official Surveyor or Licensed Surveyor”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxv.      Clause 91   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 2,

 

delete “situation” and insert “location”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxvi.     Clause 91   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), line 1,

 

delete “an uncertainty or”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxvii.    Clause 91   –   Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

subclause:

 

“(5)      Where the parties fail to resolve the dispute under subsection (4), the parties may resolve the dispute in court.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxviii.   Clause 92   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (4), line 2,

 

after “verified” insert “and approved”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxix.     Clause 92   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (5), line 1,

 

delete “Lands Commission” and insert “Land Registrar”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxx.      Clause 93   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (4), line 5,

 

at end, add “on terms specified by the Director of the Survey and Mapping Division”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxi.     Clause 98   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (3), line 3,

 

after “shall”, insert “where satisfied that an action is pending,”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxi.     Clause 99   –   Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (5), line 1,

 

after “shall”, insert “where no objection is raised under subsection (4),”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxii.    Clause 99   –   Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

subclause:

 

 

 

“(6)      The Land Registrar shall refer the conflicting interests identified in subsection (1) (b) for resolution under the alternative Dispute Resolution Act, 2010 (Act 798)”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxiii.   Clause 100   – Amendment proposed   –     Line 1, delete “Chief

 

Lands” and insert “Chief Land”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

lxxiv.   Clause 102   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), lines 3

 

and 4, delete both occurrences of “District Court” and insert “Court of competent jurisdiction”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxv.    Clause 102   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (4), line 2,

 

delete “exceeds ten acres” and insert “in aggregate exceeds four hectares” and in line 3, delete “fifty acres” and insert “twenty hectares”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee

 

lxxvi.   Clause 102   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (6), line 4,

 

after “document”, insert “or a relevant agreement in respect of a large scale disposition”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxvii. Clause 103   –  Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2),

 

paragraph (d), line 1, delete “duplicate” and insert “triplicate”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxviii. Clause 104   –Amendment proposed   –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (c), add the following new subparagraph:

 

 

 

“(iii)     a court of competent jurisdiction; or”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxix.   Clause 104   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (d), line 2, delete “99” and insert “103” and in line 4, delete “102” and insert “107”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

lxxx.    Clause 104   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

 

 

“(2)      Where an approved plan for a parcel of land is available and

 

(a)        there are no disputes, objections or caveats in respect of the registration of the parcel; and

 

(b)        there is no previous adverse or conflicting registration or plotting of the parcel,

 

the Land Registrar shall register the parcel of land within three months.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxi.   Clause 104   – Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

subclause:

 

 

 

“(4)      Where the original of a deed or document cannot be provided, a duplicate or other certified copy of the deed or document many be accepted by the Land Registrar for registration if the Land Registrar is satisfied with its authenticity.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxii.  Clause 105   – Amendment proposed   –     Headnote, delete

 

“State” and insert “Republic”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxiii. Clause 105   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), lines 3

 

and 4, delete “subsection (1) of section 97” and insert “paragraph (d) of section 96” and further in line 4, delete “State” and insert “Republic”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lxxxiv. Clause 105   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (3), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

“The Republic shall not transfer land held in trust under this section to another person other than the person on whose behalf the land is held in trust.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxv.  Clause 106   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (b), line 1, delete “or from common knowledge”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxvi. Clause 107   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

“Where the Land Registrar decides to reject an application on any of the grounds under section 106, the Land Registrar shall notify the applicant in writing of the decision and the grounds for the decision, giving the applicant thirty days within which to make further representations.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxvii. Clause 107   –Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), line 1,

 

delete “after” and insert “by”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxiii. Clause 107   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (3), delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxix. Clause 107   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (4), line 2,

 

delete “refer the matter for settlement by” and insert “appeal to” and in line 3, after “dissatisfied” insert “with the decision of the Regional Lands Commission,”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

                                                      

 

xc.       Clause 108   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (4), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

“An officer of the Lands Commission found to have willfully caused the loss or damage referred to in subsection (1), commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than five hundred penalty units and not more than one thousand penalty units or a term of imprisonment of not less than one year and not more than three years or to both.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xci. Clause 109   –      Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 1,

 

delete “Without prejudice to” and insert “Despite” and in line 5, delete “plan of the land” and insert “site plan” and further in lines 6 and 7, delete “or an officer of the Survey and Mapping Division authorised by the Director”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xcii. Clause 109   – Amendment proposed   –         Subclause (2), line 1,

 

delete “a” and insert “the site” and in line 4, before “plan”, insert “site”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xciii. Clause 109   – Amendment proposed   –        Subclause (3), line 1,

 

before “plan”, insert “site” and in line 2, delete “signed” and insert “endorsed at the back”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xciv. Clause 110   –Amendment proposed   –         Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (b), line 2, before “biometric” and insert “other”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xcv.     Clause 110   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (c), line 1, delete “every” and insert “any other”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xcvi.    Clause 111   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), line 2,

 

delete “Limitations” and insert “Limitation”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xcvii.   Clause 111   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (4), closing

 

phrase after paragraph (b), line 3, delete “in regard to the application”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xcviii.  Clause 112   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), closing

 

phrase after paragraph (b), lines 1 and 2, delete “after duly informing the applicant”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xcix. Clause 112   –Amendment proposed   –         Subclause (2),

 

paragraph (a), line 2, delete “person” and insert “applicant”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

c.    Clause 112   –      Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2),

 

paragraph (b), line 1, delete “other evidence under or” and insert “some other evidence” and in line 3, delete “person” and insert “applicant”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

ci .Clause 113   –        Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 2,

 

delete “certificate” and insert “title”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cii. Clause 113   –       Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), line 3,

 

at end, add “but the holder of the provisional title is not entitled to indemnity”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

ciii. Clause 114   –Amendment proposed   –           Subclause (3), line 2,

 

before “person”, delete “a” and insert “that” and in line 3, delete “of an interest in land” and further in line 6, delete “absolute” and insert “substantive”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

civ. Clause 117   –Amendment proposed   –           Subclause (2),

 

paragraph (a), line 1, delete “three” and insert “one”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cv. Clause 117   –       Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (6), line 1,

 

before “Lands”, insert “Regional”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cvi. Clause 117   –Amendment proposed   –           Subclause (7), line 1,

 

before “Lands”, insert “Regional”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cvii. Clause 120   –     Amendment proposed   –     Paragraph (b), redraft

 

as follows:

 

 

 

“(b)      shall not cause the benefit or burden of any rights, privileges or covenants to pass to a transferee of

 

(i)         land; or

 

(ii)        an interest in land,

 

if the benefit or burden would not otherwise pass.

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cviii. Clause 121   –    Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), opening

 

phrase, line 2, delete “Act” and insert “Chapter”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cix. Clause 121   –Amendment proposed   –           Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (d), line 2, delete “other”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cx. Clause 121   –       Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (e), line 2, delete “terms” and insert “a term”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxi. Clause 121   –      Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (g), line 2, delete “Limitations” and insert “Limitation”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxii. Clause 127   –     Amendment proposed   –     Subclauses (8) and (9),

 

delete and insert the following:

 

 

 

“(#)      A person who wishes to be issued with a certified

 

copy of a land certificate shall in the case of

 

(a)        the registered owner of the land, apply to the Lands Commission for the copy; and

 

(b)        a person who is not the owner of the land, make an ex-parte application to the court for an order to that effect.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxiii. Clause 130   –Amendment proposed   –         Subclause (3), line 2,

 

delete “Act” and insert “Chapter”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

cxiv.    Clause 132   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), lines 2,

 

3 and 4, delete occurrences of “Act” and insert “Chapter”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxv.     Clause 164   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), lines 4

 

and 5, delete “Director of Land Registration Division” and insert “Institute of Languages”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxvi.    Clause 182   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), line 2,

 

delete “land”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxvii.   Clause 182   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (3), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

 

 

“An allodial title holder shall not dispose of an interest in a portion of land held by the allodial title holder, unless the whole land covered by the allodial title is registered.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxviii. Clause 182   –  Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (5), lines 1

 

and 2, delete “Chief Registrar may, in consultation with the Director of Survey” and insert “Director of the Land Registration Division may, in consultation with the Director of Survey and Mapping Division”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxix.    Clause 182   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (8), lines 3

 

and 4, delete “occupant, head or person” and insert “stool, skin, clan or family”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

cxx.     Clause 182   – Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

subclauses:

 

 

 

“(#)      Despite subsection (4), it shall be lawful for an allodial title holder to dispose of an interest in a portion of the land held by the allodial title holder, if upon an application to the Lands Commission, the Lands Commission approves the registration of part only of the land held by the allodial land holder where the allodial land holder proves that the remaining land falls

 

(a)        outside the title registration district;

 

(b)        in an area affected by land disputes; or

 

(c)        in an area not ripe for development.

 

(#)        A person who contravenes subsection (4 and 5) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than five thousand penalty units and not more than ten thousand penalty units or to a term of imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than ten years or to both.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxi.    Clause 190   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (b), line 2, delete “190” and insert “189

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxii.   Clause 201   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 6,

 

before “Commission”, insert “Regional Lands”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxiii. Clause 204   –Amendment proposed   –       Subclause (2), lines 3

 

and 4, delete “post the list on the website of the Lands Commission” and insert “publish the general list in a bulletin approved by the Lands Commission and on the Commission’s website”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxiv.  Clause 207   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), opening

 

phrase, delete “registered” and insert “accepted for registration”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxv.   Clause 207   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2),

 

paragraph (a), lines 1 and 2, delete “in the opinion of the Land Registrar is” and insert “the Land Registrar considers”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee

 

cxxvi.  Clause 207   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), add the

 

following new paragraph:

 

“(d)      does not have attached to the instrument, consents and statutory approvals required for the transaction evidenced in the instrument”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxvii. Clause 221   –Amendment proposed   –      Subclause (2),

 

line 5, at end, add “and on the website of the Commission”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxviii. Clause 222   –Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2),

 

line 2, at end, add “and the report shall be presumed to be conclusive of the matters stated in the form”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxix.  Clause 222   – Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

subclause after subclause (2):

 

 

 

“(#)      A search report shall provide information on registered instruments as well as pending applications in accordance with Regulations made under this Act.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee

 

cxxx.   Clause 223   – Amendment proposed   –     Paragraph (d), line 3,

 

delete “instruments” and insert “instrument”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxxi.  Clause 231   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 1,

 

after “instrument”, insert “affecting land”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

cxxxii. Clause 232   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 1,

 

before “Lands”, insert “Regional”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxxiii. Clause 232   – Amendment proposed   –    Add the following new

 

subclause after subclause (5):

 

“(#)      Subsection (1) applies only to the plotting of instruments made before the commencement of this Act.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxxiv. Clause 235   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (5), line 7,

 

delete “acquisition” and insert “reacquisition”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxxv. Clause 238   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), line 1,

 

delete “Where” and insert “Despite subsection (1), where” and in line 3, delete “make” and insert “have an approved”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxxvi. Clause 241   –Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (a), line 1, delete “upon”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxxvii. Clause 241   –Amendment proposed   –    Subclause (3), line 2,

 

delete “into”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxxxviii. Clause 242   – Amendment proposed   –  Headnote, delete

 

“person” and insert “persons”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cxxxix. Clause 245   –Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), line 2,

 

after “Assembly”, insert “and any person identified to have an interest in the lands”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxl. Clause 249   –      Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), add the

 

following new paragraph:

 

“(#)      be announced on a local radio station within the district where the land is located;”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxli. Clause 254   – Amendment proposed   –         Headnote, delete

 

“interest” and insert “interests”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxlii. Clause 255   – Amendment proposed   –        Subclause (6), line 1,

 

delete “period” and insert “term”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxliii. Clause 258   – Amendment proposed   –       Subclause (5), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

 

 

“The Minister may, by Regulations made under this Act, prescribe additional procedures and requirements for the assessment of compensation payable to claimants.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxliv. Clause 259   –Amendment proposed   –        Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (a), subparagraph (ii), at end, add “which shall be shared in accordance with the customary practices of the locality

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxlv.    Clause 279   – Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

subclause:

 

 

 

“(#)      The Minister may, in consultation with the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands and the Lands Commission, by Legislative instrument make Regulations to provide for the establishment, records and fees of Customary Lands Secretariats.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxlvi. Clause 279   –Amendment proposed   –        Paragraph (a), delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxlvii. Clause 280   –Amendment proposed   –       Add the following new

 

interpretation:

 

 

 

“‘person with disability’ means an individual with a physical, mental or sensory impairment including a visual, hearing or speech functional disability which gives rise to physical, cultural or social barriers that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of that individual;”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cxlviii. Clause 282   –Amendment proposed   –      Subclause (2), line 3,

 

delete “coming into force” and insert “commenced”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cxlix. Third Schedule   – Amendment proposed   –      Forms 5 and 7, insert a

 

fourth column headed “Area of Land”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

cl. .Third Schedule   – Amendment proposed   –          Form 26, insert a second column headed “Date of Registration”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

8.         COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

 

 

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

 

 

BUSINESS COMMITTEE

 

Date:               Thursday, 25th June 2020

 

Time:               9:00 am.

 

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

 

Agenda:           To determine Business for the Seventh Week.

 

 

 

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE

 

 

 

Date:               Thursday, 25th June 2020

 

Time:               9:00 am

 

Venue:             New Administration Block (Committee Rooms 1&2)

 

Agenda:           To consider the Report of the Auditor-General on the Public Accounts of Ghana-Consolidated Fund for the period ended 31st December, 2017 and 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT, SOCIAL WELFARE AND STATE ENTERPRISES

 

Date:               Thursday, 25th June 2020

 

Time:               11:00 am

 

Venue:             Committee Room 6W (West Wing, 6th Floor, Job 600)

 

Agenda:           To consider the following:

 

  1. 2018 and 2019 Financial Statements of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
  2. 2018 and 2019 Financial Statements of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority

 

COMMITTEE ON POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY

 

Date:               Thursday, 25th June 2020

 

Time:               1:00 pm

 

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 Development Agenda (GSGDA) II, 2014- 2017 with the Electoral Commission.

 

 

 

 


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