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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 FORTY-EIGHTH SITTING OF THE FIRST

MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

 

THURSDAY, 30TH APRIL 2020

 

 

BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

1.         PRAYERS

 

2.         COMMUNICATION BY MR. SPEAKER

 

3.         CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND      OFFICIAL REPORT

 

4.         BUSINESS STATEMENT FOR THURSDAY, 30TH APRIL 2020

(Chairman, Business Committee)

 

5.         STATEMENTS

 

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

6.         PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

 

            The following Papers to be presented:

 

(a)        By the Majority Leader

Report of the Auditor-General on the Nationwide Payroll and Personnel Verification Audit as at June 2018.

 

(b)        By the Minister for Finance

(i)         Request for waiver of VAT, GETFund Levy, and NHIL amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Eighteen and a Half percent (18.5%) of the cost of Donations of Stocks of Equipment and Goods as Relief Supplies for fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

(ii)        Request for waiver of Income Taxes on personal emoluments of Health Workers for the months of April 2020, May 2020, and June 2020.

 

(iii)       Request for waiver of Income Taxes on additional allowances paid to Frontline Health Personnel for the months of March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, and June 2020.

 

(iv)       Medium Term Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and ECOBANK Ghana Limited (acting through ECOBANK Development Corporation) for an amount of Ninety-Five Million United States Dollars (US$95,000,000.00) to finance the construction and completion of Lots 5 and 6 of the Eastern Corridor Road Project.

 

(v)        Export Credit Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH for an amount One Hundred and Ninety-Five Million, Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand, Eight Hundred and Seventy-Four Euros and Forty-Two Cents (€195,750,874.42) [backed by EH Credit Insurance Cover] for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

 

(vi)       Term Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH for an amount Sixty Million, Two Hundred Fifty-Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty-One Euros and Fifty-Eight Cents (€60,257,921.58) for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

 

(c)        By the Minister for Roads and Highways

(i)         Supplementary Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of the Roads and Highways, acting through Ghana Highway Authority) and the Joint Venture made up of Construtora Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia S.A. and Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A. for an amount of Eighty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred and Thirty-Nine Thousand, Eight Hundred and Twelve United States Dollars and Fifty-Three Cents (US$88,939,812.53) for the construction and completion of Lots 5 and 6 of the Eastern Corridor Road Project.

 

(ii)        Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Roads and Highways) and INZAG Germany GmbH for an amount Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Million, Eight Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety-Six Euros (€256,008,796.00) for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

 

(iii)       Budget Performance Report in Respect of the Ministry of Roads and Highways for the Period January to December, 2019.

 

(d)       By the Minister of State at the Office of President

Budget Performance Report in Respect of the Office of Government Machinery for the Period January to December, 2019.

 

(e)        By the Minister for the Interior

Budget Performance Report in Respect of the Ministry of Interior for the Period January to December, 2019.

 

(f)        By the Minister for Trade and Industry

Budget Performance Report in Respect of the Ministry of Trade and Industry for the Period January to December, 2019.

 

(g)        By the Minister for Planning

Budget Performance Report in Respect of the Ministry of Planning for the Period January to December, 2019.

 

(h)        By the Chairman of the Committee

(i)         Report of the Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of VAT, GETFund Levy, and NHIL amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Eighteen and a Half percent (18.5%) of the cost of Donations of Stocks of Equipment and Goods as Relief Supplies for fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

(ii)        Report of the Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of Income Taxes on personal emoluments of Health Workers for the months of April 2020, May 2020, and June 2020.

(iii)       Report of the Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of Income Taxes on additional allowances paid to Frontline Health Personnel for the months of March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, and June 2020.

 

(iv)       Report of the Finance Committee on the Medium Term Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and ECOBANK Ghana Limited (acting through ECOBANK Development Corporation) for an amount of Ninety-Five Million United States Dollars (US$95,000,000.00) to finance the construction and completion of Lots 5 and 6 of the Eastern Corridor Road Project.

 

(v)        Report of the Finance Committee on the Export Credit Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH for an amount One Hundred and Ninety-Five Million, Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand, Eight Hundred and Seventy-Four Euros and Forty-Two Cents (€195,750,874.42) [backed by EH Credit Insurance Cover] for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

 

(vi)       Report of the Finance Committee on the Term Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH for an amount Sixty Million, Two Hundred Fifty-Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty-One Euros and Fifty-Eight Cents (€60,257,921.58) for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

 

(vii)      Report of the Finance Committee on the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

 

 

 

(i)         By the Chairman of the Committee

(i)         Report of the Committee Roads and Transport on the Supplementary Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of the Roads and Highways, acting through Ghana Highway Authority) and the Joint Venture made up of Construtora Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia S.A. and Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A. for an amount of Eighty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred and Thirty-Nine Thousand, Eight Hundred and Twelve United States Dollars and Fifty-Three Cents (US$88,939,812.53) for the construction and completion of Lots 5 and 6 of the Eastern Corridor Road Project.

 

(ii)        Report of the Committee Roads and Transport on the Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Roads and Highways) and INZAG Germany GmbH for an amount Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Million, Eight Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety-Six Euros (€256,008,796.00) for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

 

 

7.         PRESENTATION AND FIRST READING OF BILLS

 

            Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

 

            (Minister for Finance)

 

 

8.         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 Finance Committee on the Medium Term Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and ECOBANK Ghana Limited (acting through ECOBANK Development Corporation) for an amount of Ninety-Five Million United States Dollars (US$95,000,000.00) to finance the construction and completion of Lots 5 and 6 of the Eastern Corridor Road Project may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

9.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Medium Term Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and ECOBANK Ghana Limited (acting through ECOBANK Development Corporation) for an amount of Ninety-Five Million United States Dollars (US$95,000,000.00) to finance the construction and completion of Lots 5 and 6 of the Eastern Corridor Road Project.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

10.       RESOLUTION

 

            WHEREAS

1.         By the provisions of Article 181 of the Constitution and Sections 55 and 56 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), the terms and conditions of all government borrowings shall be laid before Parliament and shall not come into operation unless the terms and conditions are approved by a resolution of Parliament in accordance with article 181 of the Constitution;

 

2.         Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article 181 of the Constitution and Sections 55 and 56 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), at the request of the Government of the Republic Ghana acting through the Minister responsible for Finance, there has been laid before Parliament a Medium Term Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and ECOBANK Ghana Limited (acting through ECOBANK Development Corporation) for an amount of Ninety-Five Million United States Dollars (US$95,000,000.00) to finance the construction and completion of Lots 5 and 6 of the Eastern Corridor Road Project.

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

 

In accordance with the provisions of the said Article 181 of the Constitution and Sections 55 and 56 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), this House approves, by resolution, the Medium Term Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and ECOBANK Ghana Limited (acting through ECOBANK Development Corporation) for an amount of Ninety-Five Million United States Dollars (US$95,000,000.00) to finance the construction and completion of Lots 5 and 6 of the Eastern Corridor Road Project.

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

11.       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 Finance Committee on the Export Credit Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH for an amount One Hundred and Ninety-Five Million, Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand, Eight Hundred and Seventy-Four Euros and Forty-Two Cents (€195,750,874.42) [backed by EH Credit Insurance Cover] for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km) may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

12.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Export Credit Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH for an amount One Hundred and Ninety-Five Million, Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand, Eight Hundred and Seventy-Four Euros and Forty-Two Cents (€195,750,874.42) [backed by EH Credit Insurance Cover] for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

13.       RESOLUTION

 

            WHEREAS

1.         By the provisions of Article 181 of the Constitution and Sections 55 and 56 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), the terms and conditions of all government borrowings shall be laid before Parliament and shall not come into operation unless the terms and conditions are approved by a resolution of Parliament in accordance with article 181 of the Constitution;

 

2.         Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article 181 of the Constitution and Sections 55 and 56 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), at the request of the Government of the Republic Ghana acting through the Minister responsible for Finance, there has been laid before Parliament an Export Credit Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH for an amount One Hundred and Ninety-Five Million, Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand, Eight Hundred and Seventy-Four Euros and Forty-Two Cents (€195,750,874.42) [backed by EH Credit Insurance Cover] for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

 

In accordance with the provisions of the said Article 181 of the Constitution and Sections 55 and 56 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), this House approves, by resolution, the Export Credit Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH for an amount One Hundred and Ninety-Five Million, Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand, Eight Hundred and Seventy-Four Euros and Forty-Two Cents (€195,750,874.42) [backed by EH Credit Insurance Cover] for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

14.       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 Finance Committee on the Term Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH for an amount Sixty Million, Two Hundred Fifty-Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty-One Euros and Fifty-Eight Cents (€60,257,921.58) for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km) may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

15.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Term Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH for an amount Sixty Million, Two Hundred Fifty-Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty-One Euros and Fifty-Eight Cents (€60,257,921.58) for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

16.       RESOLUTION

 

            WHEREAS

 

1.         By the provisions of Article 181 of the Constitution and Sections 55 and 56 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), the terms and conditions of all government borrowings shall be laid before Parliament and shall not come into operation unless the terms and conditions are approved by a resolution of Parliament in accordance with article 181 of the Constitution;

 

2.         Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article 181 of the Constitution and Sections 55 and 56 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), at the request of the Government of the Republic Ghana acting through the Minister responsible for Finance, there has been laid before Parliament a Term Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH for an amount Sixty Million, Two Hundred Fifty-Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty-One Euros and Fifty-Eight Cents (€60,257,921.58) for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

 

In accordance with the provisions of the said Article 181 of the Constitution and Sections 55 and 56 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), this House approves, by resolution, the Term Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH for an amount Sixty Million, Two Hundred Fifty-Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty-One Euros and Fifty-Eight Cents (€60,257,921.58) for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

17.       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 Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of VAT, GETFund Levy, and NHIL amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Eighteen and a Half percent (18.5%) of the cost of Donations of Stocks of Equipment and Goods as Relief Supplies for fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

18.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of VAT, GETFund Levy, and NHIL amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Eighteen and a Half percent (18.5%) of the cost of Donations of Stocks of Equipment and Goods as Relief Supplies for fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

19.       RESOLUTION

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED TO ADOPT THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:

 

WHEREAS

1.   By the provisions of Article 174 (2) of the Constitution, Parliament is empowered to confer power on any person or authority to waive or vary a tax imposed by an Act of Parliament;

 

2.   The exercise of any power conferred on any person or authority to waive or vary a tax in favour of any person or authority is by the said provisions made subject to the prior approval of Parliament by resolution;

 

3.   By the combined operation of the provisions of section 150(i) of the Customs Act 2015, (Act 891), the Export and Import Act, 1995 (Act 503), the Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial Fund Act, 2013 (Act 872), the Value Added Tax Act, 2013 (Act 870), the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act 890), the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act, 2017 (Act 948), the National Health Insurance Act, 2012 (Act 852), the Ghana Education Trust Fund Act, (Act 581) and other existing Laws and Regulations applicable to the collection of Customs duties and other taxes on the importation of goods into Ghana and the payment of domestic taxes including income taxes, the Minister for Finance may exempt any statutory corporation, institution or individual from the payment of duties and taxes otherwise payable under the said Laws and Regulations or waive or vary the requirement of such statutory corporation, institution or individual to pay such duties and taxes;

 

4.   In accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and at the request of the Government of Ghana acting through the Minister responsible for Finance, there has been laid before Parliament a request by the Minister for Finance for the prior approval of Parliament the exercise by him of his power under the Laws and Regulations relating to the waiver of VAT, GETFund Levy, and NHIL amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Eighteen and a Half percent (18.5%) of the cost of Donations of Stocks of Equipment and Goods as Relief Supplies for fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

NOW THEREFORE, this Honourable House hereby approves, by resolution, the exercise by the Minister responsible for Finance of the power granted to him by Parliament by Statute to waive such VAT, GETFund Levy, and NHIL amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Eighteen and a Half percent (18.5%) of the cost of Donations of Stocks of Equipment and Goods as Relief Supplies for fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

20.       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 Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of Income Taxes on personal emoluments of Health Workers for the months of April 2020, May 2020, and June 2020 may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

21.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of Income Taxes on personal emoluments of Health Workers for the months of April 2020, May 2020, and June 2020.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

22.       RESOLUTION

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED TO ADOPT THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:

 

WHEREAS

1.   By the provisions of Article 174 (2) of the Constitution, Parliament is empowered to confer power on any person or authority to waive or vary a tax imposed by an Act of Parliament;

 

2.   The exercise of any power conferred on any person or authority to waive or vary a tax in favour of any person or authority is by the said provisions made subject to the prior approval of Parliament by resolution;

 

3.   By the operation of the provisions of the Income Tax Act 2015, (Act 896) and other existing Laws and Regulations applicable to the collection of taxes on personal income, the Minister for Finance may exempt any statutory corporation, institution or individual from the payment of duties and taxes otherwise payable under the said Laws and Regulations or waive or vary the requirement of such statutory corporation, institution or individual to pay such duties and taxes;

 

4.   In accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and at the request of the Government of Ghana acting through the Minister responsible for Finance, there has been laid before Parliament a request by the Minister for Finance for the prior approval of Parliament the exercise by him of his power under the Laws and Regulations relating to the waiver of Income Taxes on personal emoluments of Health Workers for the months of April 2020, May 2020, and June 2020.

 

NOW THEREFORE, this Honourable House hereby approves, by resolution, the exercise by the Minister responsible for Finance of the power granted to him by Parliament by Statute to waive such Income Taxes on personal emoluments of Health Workers for the months of April 2020, May 2020, and June 2020.

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

23.       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 Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of Income Taxes on additional allowances paid to Frontline Health Personnel for the months of March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, and June 2020 may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

24.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of Income Taxes on additional allowances paid to Frontline Health Personnel for the months of March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, and June 2020.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

25.       RESOLUTION

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED TO ADOPT THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:

 

WHEREAS

1.   By the provisions of Article 174 (2) of the Constitution, Parliament is empowered to confer power on any person or authority to waive or vary a tax imposed by an Act of Parliament;

 

2.   The exercise of any power conferred on any person or authority to waive or vary a tax in favour of any person or authority is by the said provisions made subject to the prior approval of Parliament by resolution;

 

3.   By the operation of the provisions of the Income Tax Act 2015, (Act 896) and other existing Laws and Regulations applicable to the collection of taxes on personal income, the Minister for Finance may exempt any statutory corporation, institution or individual from the payment of duties and taxes otherwise payable under the said Laws and Regulations or waive or vary the requirement of such statutory corporation, institution or individual to pay such duties and taxes;

 

4.   In accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and at the request of the Government of Ghana acting through the Minister responsible for Finance, there has been laid before Parliament a request by the Minister for Finance for the prior approval of Parliament the exercise by him of his power under the Laws and Regulations relating to the waiver of Income Taxes on additional allowances paid to Frontline Health Personnel for the months of March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, and June 2020.

 

NOW THEREFORE, this Honourable House hereby approves, by resolution, the exercise by the Minister responsible for Finance of the power granted to him by Parliament by Statute to waive such Income Taxes on additional allowances paid to Frontline Health Personnel for the months of March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, and June 2020.

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

26.       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 Roads and Transport on the Supplementary Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of the Roads and Highways, acting through Ghana Highway Authority) and the Joint Venture made up of Construtora Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia S.A. and Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A. for an amount of Eighty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred and Thirty-Nine Thousand, Eight Hundred and Twelve United States Dollars and Fifty-Three Cents (US$88,939,812.53) for the construction and completion of Lots 5 and 6 of the Eastern Corridor Road Project may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

27.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee Roads and Transport on the Supplementary Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of the Roads and Highways, acting through Ghana Highway Authority) and the Joint Venture made up of Construtora Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia S.A. and Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A. for an amount of Eighty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred and Thirty-Nine Thousand, Eight Hundred and Twelve United States Dollars and Fifty-Three Cents (US$88,939,812.53) for the construction and completion of Lots 5 and 6 of the Eastern Corridor Road Project.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

28.       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 Roads and Highways, there has been laid before Parliament the terms and conditions of a Supplementary Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of the Roads and Highways, acting through Ghana Highway Authority) and the Joint Venture made up of Construtora Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia S.A. and Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A. for an amount of Eighty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred and Thirty-Nine Thousand, Eight Hundred and Twelve United States Dollars and Fifty-Three Cents (US$88,939,812.53) for the construction and completion of Lots 5 and 6 of the Eastern Corridor Road Project.

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE HEREBY RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

 

In accordance with the provisions of the said Article 181(5) of the Constitution, this House approves, by resolution, the Supplementary Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of the Roads and Highways, acting through Ghana Highway Authority) and the Joint Venture made up of Construtora Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia S.A. and Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A. for an amount of Eighty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred and Thirty-Nine Thousand, Eight Hundred and Twelve United States Dollars and Fifty-Three Cents (US$88,939,812.53) for the construction and completion of Lots 5 and 6 of the Eastern Corridor Road Project.

           

                                    (Minister for Roads and Highways)

 

29.       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 Roads and Transport on the Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Roads and Highways) and INZAG Germany GmbH for an amount Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Million, Eight Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety-Six Euros (€256,008,796.00) for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km) may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

30.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee Roads and Transport on the Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Roads and Highways) and INZAG Germany GmbH for an amount Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Million, Eight Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety-Six Euros (€256,008,796.00) for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

31.       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 Roads and Highways, there has been laid before Parliament the terms and conditions of a Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Roads and Highways) and INZAG Germany GmbH for an amount Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Million, Eight Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety-Six Euros (€256,008,796.00) for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE HEREBY RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

 

In accordance with the provisions of the said Article 181(5) of the Constitution, this House approves, by resolution, the Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Roads and Highways) and INZAG Germany GmbH for an amount Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Million, Eight Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety-Six Euros (€256,008,796.00) for Upgrading of the Eastern Corridor Road—Lot 1: Tema – Akosombo Junction (63.6km).

               

                                    (Minister for Roads and Highways)

 

 

32.       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 second reading of the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020 may be moved today.

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

33.       MOTION

 

That the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020 be now read a second time.

 

(Minister for Finance)

34.       MOTION

 

That notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 128(1) which require that when a bill has been read a second time it shall pass through a consideration stage which shall not be taken until at least forty-eight hours have elapsed, the consideration stage of the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020 may be taken today.

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

35.       INCOME TAX (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2020

-           At the Consideration Stage

 

 

36.       MOTION

 

That notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 131(1) which require that when a Bill has passed through the Consideration Stage, the third reading thereof shall not be taken until at least twenty-four hours have elapsed, the motion for the third reading of the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020 may be moved today.

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

37.       MOTION

 

That the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020 be now read the third time.

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

38.       EDUCATION REGULATORY BODIES BILL, 2019

-           At the Consideration Stage

 

i.          Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Headnote, delete

institutions” and inserttertiary education institution

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

ii.         Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Delete and insert the

following:

 

“(1)      A tertiary education institution outside the country which intends to offer tertiary education in the country shall submit proof of the accreditation from the country of origin of the foreign tertiary education and apply to the Board and the Board shall

(a)        conduct due diligence to ascertain that the foreign tertiary education institution meets the conditions necessary for the operation of the tertiary education institution;

(b)        grant written approval upon being satisfied of the outcome of the due diligence; and

(c)        register and accredit the foreign tertiary education institution

in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

delete “university” and insert “tertiary education institution”, and in line 4, delete “its” and after “instruction”, insert “of the foreign tertiary education institution”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

iv.        Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

v.         Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (4),

paragraph (a), subparagraph (i), line 1, before “newspaper” insert “daily”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

vi.        Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (4),

paragraph (a), subparagraph (ii), line 2, delete “universities accredited to undertake university” and insert “tertiary education institution accredited to undertake tertiary”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

vii.       Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (4),

paragraph (b), delete and insert following:

 

“every quarter, update the list of accredited tertiary education institutions and publish the list on the website of the Commission”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

viii.      Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (5), line 1,

delete “An” and insert “A tertiary education” and in line 3, before “institution” insert “tertiary education” and also after “unless” delete “that” and insert “the”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

ix.        Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (6), delete

and insert the following:

 

A tertiary education institution other than a statutory professional regulatory body that seeks to operate as an awarding institution conferring professional qualifications in the country, or a professional training institution outside the country that seeks recognition for the qualifications of that institution in the country shall register and be accredited by the Board.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

x.         Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (7), delete

and insert the following:

 

A person who offers a tertiary programme through a foreign tertiary education institution that is not accredited commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than ten thousand penalty units and not more than twenty thousand penalty units or to a term of imprisonment of not less than fifteen years and not more than twenty years or to both.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xi.        Clause 31  –    Amendment proposed  –      Headnote, after

tertiary”, inserteducation

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

delete “institution which” and insert “education institution that”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xiii.      Clause 31  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), opening

phrase, line 1, after “tertiary” insert “education”, and in line 2, delete “if” and insert “where”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xiv.      Clause 31  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

paragraph (a), line 2, delete “premises” and insert “campus”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xv.       Clause 31  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 4,

delete “home country” and insert “country of origin” and in line 5, at end, insert a full stop.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

xvi.      Clause 32  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

delete “equivalent to one thousand penalty units and in addition” and insert “of not less than one thousand penalty units and”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

delete “to which this Act applies” and insert “that this Act applies to” and in line 3, delete “report” and insert “audited accounts” and after “by”, delete “the” and insert “that”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xviii.    Clause 33  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 1,

delete “an” and insert “the”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xix.      Clause 34  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 5,

delete “an institution and the” and insert “a tertiary education institution and the tertiary education”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

delete “The” and insert “Without limiting subsection (1), the”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxi.      Clause 36  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

opening phrase, delete “or an organisation that” insert “who”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxii.     Clause 36  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (a), delete  and insert the following:

 

operates a tertiary education institution or runs a tertiary education programme without accreditation;

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxiii.    Clause 36  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (b), delete  and insert the following:

 

advertises a tertiary education institution or a tertiary education programme that is not accredited;

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxiv.    Clause 36  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), closing

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

 

commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than ten thousand penalty units and not more than twenty thousand penalty units or to a term of imprisonment of not less than fifteen years and not more than twenty years.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxv.     Clause 36  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

paragraph (a), line 1, delete “an” and insert “a tertiary education”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxvi.    Clause 36  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

paragraph (b), subparagraph (i), line 1, delete “may be removed” and insert “recommend the removal of the principal officers”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

xxvii.   Clause 36  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

paragraph (b), subparagraph (ii), lines 2 and 3, delete “prosecution and the institution subject to further sanctions” and insert the following:

 

“pay to the Commission, an administrative penalty”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxviii.  Clause 37  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 3,

after “effective”, insert “and efficient”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxix.    Clause 37  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), delete

and insert the following:

 

“(2)      Without limiting subsection (1), the Regulations shall provide for

(a)        the procedure for the grant, variation or revocation of accreditation of a tertiary institution; and

(b)        the procedure for the grant, variation or revocation of a Charter.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxx.     Clause 38  –    Amendment proposed  –      Interpretation of

“accreditation”, line 4, delete “granting the same” and insert “the grant”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxi.    Clause 38  –    Amendment proposed  –      Interpretation of

“institution”, delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxii.   Clause 38  –    Amendment proposed  –      Interpretation of

“National Research Fund”, lines 2 and 3, delete “the Ghana National Research Fund Act, 2019 (Act…)” and insert “any enactment”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxiii.  Clause 38  –    Amendment proposed  –      Interpretation of

“private university”, delete and insert the following:

 

“‘private tertiary education institution’ means a tertiary education institution established and maintained by an individual or a private body and sponsored from funds other than public funds;

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxiv.  Clause 38  –    Amendment proposed  –      Interpretation of

“public university”, delete and insert the following:

 

“‘public tertiary education institution’ means a tertiary education institution that is established by an Act of Parliament;

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxv.   Clause 40  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 3,

delete “criteria” and insert “conditions”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxvi.  Clause 40  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), delete

and insert the following:

 

An affiliated institution in existence before the coming into force of this Act, upon request, may be granted a charter after meeting the criteria for the award of a charter in accordance with this Act.”

 

(Dr. Augustine Tawiah)

xxxvii. Clause 41  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), redraft

as follows:

 

“There is established by this Act a body corporate known as the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxviii. Clause 41  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), lines 1

and 2, delete “immovable property, the immovable property” and insert “land, the land”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxix.  Clause 42  –    Amendment proposed  –      Headnote, delete

Object” and insertObjects

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xl.        Clause 42  –    Amendment proposed  –      Line 1, delete “object

of the Commission is” and insert “objects of the Commission are”  and in line 3, at end, add “of the national economy

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xli.       Clause 43  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (b), line 2, delete “public and private providers” and in line 3, after “training”, insert “institutions”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlii.      Clause 43  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

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

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

xliii.     Clause 43  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (d), line 1, delete “equity and” and insert “equitable and inclusive”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xliv.     Clause 43  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (e), line 1, delete “technical,” and insert “technical and”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlv.      Clause 43  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (h), opening phrase, line 1, delete “providers” and insert “institutions”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlvi.     Clause 43  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (m), line 3, delete “public, private and pre-tertiary”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlvii.    Clause 43  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (o), line 1, delete “object” and insert “objects”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlviii.   Clause 43  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 1,

delete “and” and insert “shall in conjunction with” and in line 2, delete “shall jointly”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlix.     Clause 43  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 2,

delete “or an authority”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

l.          Clause 44  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (a), delete “with at least ten years of industry experience”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

li.         Clause 44  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (e), line 2, at end, add “nominated by the Council”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lii.        Clause 44  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (f), line 2, at end, add “nominated by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

liii.       Clause 44  –    Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

subclause:

 

“(4)      The President shall, in making the nominations in paragraphs (a) and (i) of subsection (1), have regard to the expertise and experience of the person and ability to contribute to the work of the Commission.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

liv.       Clause 45  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 2,

delete “of the Board or non-members or both” and insert the following:

 

or non-members of the Board or both members and non-members”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lv.        Clause 45  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 1,

after “member” insert “or non-member”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

lvi.       Clause 45  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (7), delete

and insert the following:

 

The Board may assign a function to a standing committee established under subsection (4).

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lvii.      Clause 46  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

paragraph (b), line 1, delete “further” and insert “other”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lviii.     Clause 47  –    Amendment proposed  –      Delete and insert the

following:

 

47.     The Director-General

(a)        is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the affairs of the Commission;

(b)        shall ensure the implementation of the decisions of the Board; and

(c)        is answerable to the Board in the performance of functions under this Act.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lix.       Clause 48  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), delete

and insert the following:

 

“(2)      A Deputy Director-General shall hold office

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

(b)        on the terms and conditions specified in the letter of appointment.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

lx.        Clause 50  –    Amendment proposed  –      Delete and insert the

following:

 

50.     (1)        The Director-General shall designate an officer of the Commission not below the rank of a Director as Secretary to the Board.

 

            (2)        The Secretary shall

(a)        record and keep  the minutes of the meetings of the Board;

(b)        perform the functions that the Board or the Director-General in consultation with the Board may assign; and

(c)        in the performance of functions, be under the administrative control of the Director-General.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxi.       Clause 52  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

before “five” insertnot less than one thousand penalty units and not more than

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxii.      Clause 53  –    Amendment proposed  –      Delete and insert the

following:

 

“The Commission is exempt from the payment of taxes.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxiii.     Clause 54  –    Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

subclause:

 

“(2)      Without limiting subsection (1), the Regulations shall provide for the procedure for accreditation of

(a)        programmes, institutions, centres and facilitators; and

(b)        assessors and verifiers.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxiv.     Clause 55  –    Amendment proposed  –      Interpretation of

“Recognition of Prior Learning”, delete and insert the following:

 

“‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ means a process that seeks to assist a person receive formal recognition for what the person learnt through experience;

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxv.      Clause 55  –    Amendment proposed  –      Interpretation of

“Workplace Experience Learning”, line 2, delete “helps” and insert “seeks to assist”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxvi.     Clause 57  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 7,

delete “hereby”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxvii.    Clause 57  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (4), line 5,

delete “the” and insert “that”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxviii.   Clause 58  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), redraft

as follows:

 

“There is established by this Act, a body corporate known as the National Teaching Council, with perpetual succession.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxix.     Clause 58  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), lines 1

and 2, delete “immovable property, the immovable property” and insert “land, the land”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxx.      Clause 59  –    Amendment proposed  –      Lines 1 and 2, delete

“at the pre-tertiary and tertiary levels”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxi.     Clause 60  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (b), lines 1

and 2, delete “have successfully completed” and insert “successfully complete”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxii.    Clause 60  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (c), line 1,

delete “persons who have successfully passed” and insert “a person who passes”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxiii.   Clause 60  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (d), line 1,

delete “have satisfied” and insert “satisfy”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxiv.   Clause 60  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (g), line 2,

delete “training” and insert “education”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

lxxv.    Clause 60  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (h), delete 

and insert the following:

 

issue temporary certification to persons without the requisite teacher education who desire to teach, subject to approval by the Board;

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxvi.   Clause 60  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (k), line 1,

delete “professional learning” and insert “continuing professional education”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxvii.  Clause 60  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (l), delete

and insert the following:

 

“establish standards for teacher education;”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxviii. Clause 60  –    Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

paragraphs:

 

“(#)      suspend the licence of a teacher undergoing disciplinary proceedings;

(#)        provide a framework for the development of teacher education curriculum;

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxix.   Clause 61  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (b), delete and insert the following:

 

“(b)      one representative each from

(i)         the Ministry not below the rank of a Director nominated by the Minister;

(ii)        the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment not below the rank of a Director nominated by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment;

(iii)       the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training not below the rank of a Director nominated by the Commission of Technical and Vocational Education and Training;

(iv)       the National Schools Inspectorate Authority not below the rank of a Director nominated by the National Schools Inspectorate Authority; and

(v)        the universities involved in professional teacher education on rotational basis nominated by the universities;

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

delete “and” and insert “or”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxi.   Clause 62  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), lines 1

and 2, delete “the Board shall establish the following” and insertthere is established by this Act, the following standing

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxii.  Clause 62  –    Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

subclauses:

 

“(#)      A committee of the Board may be chaired by a member or non-member of the Board.

 

(#)        The Board shall appoint members of the standing committees.

(#)        The Board may assign a function to a standing committee established under subsection (2).

 

(#)        A standing committee specified under this section may establish sub-committees and assign to the subcommittees functions determined by the standing committee.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxiii. Clause 66  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

delete “The Deputy Registrars” and insert “A Deputy Registrar”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxiv. Clause 66  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 1,

delete “The Deputy Registrars” and insert “A Deputy Registrar”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxv.  Clause 67  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

delete “that” and insert “the”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxvi. Clause 67  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

delete “manner” and insert “form”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxvii. Clause 68  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), opening

phrase, line 1, delete “that” and insert “the”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxxviii. Clause 68  –  Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 3,

delete “prescried” and insert “prescribed”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

lxxxix. Clause 70  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (c), delete and insert

 

“(c)      a provisional register for

(i)         newly qualified teachers; and

(ii)        foreign trained teachers who are exempted from the prescribed examinations.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xc.       Clause 70  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 2,

delete “manner” and insert “form”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xci.      Clause 72  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

delete “not more than two years” and insert “another term only”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xcii.     Clause 73  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), lines 1

and 2, delete “the period determined by the Board” and insert “a period of six months”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xciii.    Clause 75  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (c), line 1, after “imprisonment”, insert “not less than three years”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xciv.    Clause 75  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), add the

following new paragraph:

 

(#)      has been adjudged or declared to be of unsound mind or is detained as a criminal lunatic under any law in force.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

xcv.     Clause 76  –    Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

paragraph:

 

(b)      daily newspaper of national circulation; and

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xcvi.    Clause 77  –    Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

paragraph:

 

(c)      whose registration has been cancelled pursuant to section 75(1).

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xcvii.   Clause 78  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 2,

delete “one month from the date” and insert “thirty days upon receipt”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xcviii.  Clause 79  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), delete

and insert the following:

 

A person shall not knowingly or negligently employ a person as a teacher in an institution unless the teacher is registered under this Act.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xcix.    Clause 79  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), delete

and insert the following:

 

A person who contravenes 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 to a term of imprisonment of not more than one year or to both.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

c.         Clause 81  –    Amendment proposed  –      Line 1, delete “in” and

insert “of”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

ci.        Clause 82  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (a), line 1,

delete “qualified”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cii.       Clause 82  –    Amendment proposed  –      Closing phrase, lines 1

to 3, delete“not less than five hundred penalty units and not more than one thousand penalty units” and insert the following:

 

“not less than seven hundred and fifty penalty units and not more than one thousand five hundred penalty units”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

after “effective” insert “and efficient”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

civ.      Clause 83  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

paragraph (a), line 1, delete “further matters with regards” and insert “matters with regard”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

cv.       Clause 83  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), add the

following new paragraphs:

 

“(#)      provide a framework for the development of teacher education curriculum;

(#)        provide for any other matter necessary for the effective and efficient implementation of this Part;

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cvi.      Clause 85  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

after “notices”, insert “rules or” and in line 2, delete “done or made” and insert “made or done” and further in line 3, delete “enactments” and insert “enactment”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cvii.     Clause 86  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 4,

delete “hereby”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cviii.    Clause 86  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 1,

delete “moneys” and insert “money” and after “held” insert “by or”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cix.      Clause 87  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), lines 1

and 2, delete “immovable property, the immovable property” and insert “land, the land”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cx.       Clause 89  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

paragraph (d), delete “licence” and insert “register”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

cxi.      Clause 89  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3),

paragraph (b), line 1, delete “close down” and insert “recommend the closure of”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cxii.     Clause 90  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (e), delete and insert the following:

 

“one representative of the association of private schools on rotational basis”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cxiii.    Clause 101  –  Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), lines 1

and 2, delete “immovable property, the property” and insert “land, the land”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

paragraph (b), subparagraph (vii), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cxv.     Third Schedule  –  Amendment proposed  –      Second column under

“Agric Colleges”, item 3, delete “Colege” and insert “College”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cxvi.    Third Schedule  –  Amendment proposed  –      Second and third

columns under “Agric Colleges”, item 4, delete occurrences of “Abor

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cxvii.   Third Schedule  –  Amendment proposed  –      Third column under

“Agric Colleges”, item 5, delete “Tamale Pong” and insert “Pong Tamale”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

cxviii.  Third Schedule  –  Amendment proposed  –      Third column under

“NURSING AND MIDWIFERY TRAINING COLLEGES”, item 8, delete “Fomena-Adanse” and insert “Fomena-Adansi”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cxvix.  Third Schedule  –  Amendment proposed  –      Second column under

“NURSING AND MIDWIFERY TRAINING COLLEGES”, item 9, delete “Presby” and insert “Presbyterian”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cxx.     Third Schedule  –  Amendment proposed  –      Second column under

“NURSING AND MIDWIFERY TRAINING COLLEGES”, item 10, delete “Konfo” and insert “Komfo”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

cxxi.    Third Schedule  –  Amendment proposed  –      Second column under

“NURSING AND MIDWIFERY TRAINING COLLEGES”, item 15, delete “Konfo” and insert “Komfo”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxii.   Third Schedule  –  Amendment proposed  –      Second column under

“NURSING AND MIDWIFERY TRAINING COLLEGES”, item 84, delete “Kete”, and in the third column, delete “Krachi” and insert “Kete-Krachi”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

39.       COMMITTEE SITTINGS

Tuesday, 26th May, 2020

Friday, 22nd May, 2020

Thursday, 21st May, 2020

Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

Tuesday, 19th May, 2020

Friday, 1st May, 2020


Votes - Monday, 30th March 2020

Thursday, 21st May, 2020

Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

Tuesday, 19th May, 2020

Friday, 1st May, 2020

Friday, 17th April, 2020

Wednesday, 8th April, 2020

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Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana Bill, 2020

Public University Bill, 2020

University of Skills Training And Entrepreneurial Development Bill, 2020

Complementary Education Agency Bill, 2019

Chartered Inst(1). of Marketing Bill, 2019

Ghana National Research fund Bill, 2019(1)

Education Regulation Bodies Bill, 2019

Pre-tertiary Education Bill, 2019

Ghana Communication Technology University Bill, 2019





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