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IN THE THIRD SESSION OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

 

ORDER PAPER

 

FOR THE FORTY-FIFTH SITTING OF THE FIRST

MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

 

FRIDAY 21ST JUNE 2019

 

BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

1.         PRAYERS

 

2.         CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND      OFFICIAL REPORT

 

3.         BUSINESS STATEMENT FOR THE FIFTH WEEK

(Chairman, Business Committee)

 

4.         QUESTIONS

 

*579.   Mr. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah (Ho West): To ask the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources whether the Ministry has given concession to any organization or individuals to harvest rosewood in the Kalakpa Game Reserve in the Ho West and Adaklu Constituencies.

 

5.         STATEMENTS

 

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

6.         PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

 

            The following Papers to be presented:

 

            By the Chairman of the Committee

(i)         Report of the Finance Committee on the Semi-Annual Report of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) on the Management of Petroleum Revenues for the Period January to June 2018.

 

(ii)        Report of the Finance Committee on the Annual Report on the Petroleum Funds for the 2018 Fiscal Year.

 

(iii)       Report of the Finance Committee on the Reconciliation Report on the Petroleum Holding Fund for the year 2018.

 

7.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the Report of the Auditor-General on the Accounts of District Assemblies for the Financial Year ended 31st December 2016.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

8.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the Report of the Auditor-General on the Public Accounts of Ghana (Polytechnics) for the Period ended 31st December 2015.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

9.         COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

 

Date:               Friday, 21st June 2019

Time:               11:00 a.m.

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

Agenda:           To consider the following:

(i)         Education Regulatory Bodies Bill, 2019.

(ii)        Chartered Institute of Marketing Bill, 2019.

(iii)       Ghana Communication Technology University Bill, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

JOINT COMMITTEE ON TRADE, INDUSTRY & TOURISM AND

DEFENCE & INTERIOR

 

Date:               Tuesday, 25th June 2019

Time:               11:00 a.m.

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

Agenda:           To hold discussions with officials of the following:

(i)         Ghana Chamber of Commerce.

(ii)        Ghana Union of Traders Associations.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON ROADS AND TRANSPORT

 

Date:               Wednesday, 26th June 2019

Time:               11:30 a.m.

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

Agenda:           To hold discussions with officials of the Ministry of Roads & Highways and Ghana Road Fund.

 


 

SUPPLEMENT

 

ANSWER TO PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION

 

*579.   Mr. Speaker, I wish to state that the Ministry has not granted any concession for the harvesting of Rosewood or any other forest product within the Kalakpa Resources Reserve. The Reserve is a wildlife conservation area or a protected area currently under the management of the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission. Accordingly, no logging operation is permitted in the Reserve.

 

Mr. Speaker, however, there are a number of illegal settler communities within the Reserve, such as Fosime and Dzroade (Ho West), Vanakope and Dokpo (Adaklu) and Avetakpoe (Central Tongu), which have not been evacuated and resettled outside the reserve since its creation in 1975. Some of the members of such illegal settler communities, carried out illegal logging of Rosewood in the Reserve and were arrested and prosecuted by the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission.

 

The Rosewood billets were then seized and later auctioned to McDon Company to evacuate them from the Reserve and the appropriate revenue was duly paid.

 

I therefore confirm that currently, no concession has been granted to any individual or organization within the Reserve.

 

 

Friday 21st June, 2019

Thursday 20th June, 2019

Wednesday 19th June, 2019

Tuesday 18th June, 2019


Thursday 20th June, 2019

Thursday 20th June, 2019

Wednesday 19th June, 2019

Tuesday 18th June, 2019

Friday 13th June, 2019




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