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 IN THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

  ORDER PAPER

FOR THE SIXTEENTH SITTING OF THE THIRD

MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

Monday 17th December, 2018


 

BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

 

1.         PRAYERS

 

 

 

2.         CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND OFFICIAL REPORT

 

 

 

3.         STATEMENTS

 

 

 

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

 

4.         PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

 

 

 

            The following Papers to be presented:

 

 

 

(a)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Subsidiary Legislation on the Office of the Special Prosecutor (Operations) Regulations, 2018.

 

 

 

(b)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

(i)         Report of the Finance Committee on the Income Tax (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2018.

 

 

 

(ii)        Report of the Finance Committee on the Annual Budget Estimates of Other Government Obligations for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(c)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Joint Committee on Gender & Children and Employment, Social Welfare & State Enterprises on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(d)       By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Joint Committee on Lands & Forestry and Mines & Energy on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(e)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Environment, Science and Technology on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(f)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

(i)         Report of the Special Budget Committee on the Annual Budget Estimates of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund Administrator for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(ii)        Report of the Special Budget Committee on the Annual Budget Estimates of Parliament and the Parliamentary Service for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(g)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(h)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Trade, Industry and Tourism on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Trade and Industry for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(i)         By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(j)         By the Chairman of the Committee

 

(i)         Report of the Committee on Communications on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Communications for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(ii)        Report of the Committee on Communication on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Information for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

(k)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Education on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Education for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

5.         MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the On-Lending Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and the Volta River Authority (VRA) for an amount not exceeding Twenty-Two Million, Eight Hundred and Sixteen Thousand, Six Hundred and Sixty-Six Euros and Sixty-Seven Cents (€22,816,666.67) to finance the execution of the Renewable Energy Programme: Pilot Photovoltic System.

 

 

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

6.         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 Finance, there has been laid before Parliament the terms and conditions of an On-Lending Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and the Volta River Authority (VRA) for an amount not exceeding Twenty-Two Million, Eight Hundred and Sixteen Thousand, Six Hundred and Sixty-Six Euros and Sixty-Seven Cents (€22,816,666.67) to finance the execution of the Renewable Energy Programme: Pilot Photovoltic System.

 

 

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE HEREBY RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

 

 

 

In accordance with the provisions of the said Article 181(5) of the Constitution this House approves the On-Lending Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and the Volta River Authority (VRA) for an amount not exceeding Twenty-Two Million, Eight Hundred and Sixteen Thousand, Six Hundred and Sixty-Six Euros and Sixty-Seven Cents (€22,816,666.67) to finance the execution of the Renewable Energy Programme: Pilot Photovoltic System.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

7.         MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Protocol of Amendment to the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonisation of Customs Procedures.

 

 

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

8.         RESOLUTION

 

 

 

            WHEREAS

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

2.         In accordance with the said Article 75 of the Constitution the President has caused to be laid before Parliament through the Minister responsible for Finance the Protocol of Amendment to the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonisation of Customs Procedures on 17th July 2018.

 

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, this Honourable House hereby resolves to ratify the said Protocol of Amendment to the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonisation of Customs Procedures.

 

 

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

9.         MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢294,468,233 for the services of the Ministry of Transport for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

                  (Minister for Transport)

 

 

 

10.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢636,108,790 for the services of the Ministry of Railways Development for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

      (Minister for Railways Development)

 

 

 

11.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢318,144,300 for the services of the Ministry of Aviation for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(Minister for Aviation)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢468,576,872 for the services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration)

 

 

 

13.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢8,056,040 for the services of the Public Services Commission for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

      (Minister for Parliamentary Affairs)

 

 

 

14.       MOTION

 

           

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢767,472,671 for the services of the Electoral Commission for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

      (Minister for Parliamentary Affairs)

 

 

 

15.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢135,983,714 for the services of the Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General’s Department for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

      (Attorney-General and Minister for Justice)

 

 

 

16.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢1,273,964,214 for the services of the Ministry of Defence for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(Minister for Defence)

 

17.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢554,919,923 for the services of the Ministry of National Security for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(Minister for National Security)

 

 

 

18.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢49,168,950 for the services of the Ministry of Business Development for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(Minister for Business Development)

 

 

 

19.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢1,321,543,928 for the services of the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(Minister for Special Development Initiatives)

 

 

 

20.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢3,673,385,706.95 for the services of the Office of Government Machinery for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(Minister of State at the Office of the President)

 

 

 

21.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢1,266,591,109 for the services of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(Minister for Local Government and Rural Development)

 

 

 

22.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢43,795,046 for the services of the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

                  (Minister for Youth and Sports)

 

 

 

23.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢42,502,066 for the services of the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs)

 

 

 

24.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢6,037,506,718 for the services of the Ministry of Health for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

                  (Minister for Health)

 

 

 

25.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢59,592,447 for the services of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

      (Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture)

 

 

 

26.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢967,845,075 for the services of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

 

(Minister for Food and Agriculture)

 

27.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Chartered Institute of Bankers (Ghana) Bill, 2018 be now read a second time.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Education)

 

 

 

28.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Value Added Tax (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2018 be now read a second time.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

29.       RIGHT TO INFORMATION BILL, 2018

 

            -           At the Consideration Stage

 

 

 

i.          Clause 45   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

 

re-draft as follows:

 

 

 

“(2)      The Commission shall have the power to

 

(a)        resolve complaints through negotiation, conciliation, mediation or arbitration;

 

(b)        determine the need for the nature and form of investigation required for the determination of a matter before the Commission;

 

(c)        make any determination as the Commission considers just and equitable including issuing recommendations or penalties in matters before the Commission;

 

(d)       dismiss an application for access to information if it considers the application to be frivolous or vexatious;

 

(e)        dismiss a complaint relating to an application for access to information by an applicant where the applicant has failed to comply with a provision of this Act;

 

(f)        require the production of information to which access has been refused on the basis of an exemption for the purpose of deciding whether it is an information exempt from disclosure;

 

(g)        limit access to information by parties in terms of this Act;

 

(h)        determine and issue general directions for the hearing of a matter including notice to parties;

 

(i)         issue specific directions where sensitive matters relating to the State are concerned;

 

(j)         issue specific directions in matters concerning confidential information, minors, or circumstances which the Commission considers appropriate for that action;

 

(k)        decide on matters relating to the need for, form of, issuing and service of notices and communications;

 

(l)         decide on issues of representation where necessary; and

 

(m)       consider the needs of persons who wish to make protected disclosures, minors and vulnerable groups.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Debate to continue

 

 

 

ii.         Clause 46   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1),

 

re-draft as follows:

 

 

 

46.     To achieve its object, the Commission shall

 

(a)        issue written orders requesting for the production of information;

 

(b)        examine, reproduce, take extracts from or hold information for unlimited periods, including information found in any premises entered pursuant to an inspection conducted by the Commission in the performance of the monitoring function of the Commission

 

(c)        take any action that is necessary to enable the Commission resolve a complaint before it

 

(d)       undertake any other action that the Commission considers necessary for the effective performance of its functions

 

(e)        conduct matters with as little technicality or formality and as expeditiously as possible

 

(f)        hold hearings in public unless it is considered inappropriate to do so; and

 

(g)        publish its findings, recommendations, orders, decisions and directives quarterly.

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

Debate to continue

 

 

 

iii.        Clause 46 –     Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), line 1,              delete “To achieve its object” and insert “To execute

 

its responsibilities”

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

iv.        Clause 46   – Amendment proposed   –       Sub-clause (2), delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

v.         Clause 47   – Amendment proposed   –       Sub-clause (2),

 

paragraph (a), line 5, delete “raising and education” and insert “creation and educational”

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

vi.        Clause 47   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

 

paragraph (c), lines 3 and 4, delete “if resources are available”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

vii.       Clause 47   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

 

paragraph (e), lines 1 and 2, delete “institution or a relevant private body” and insert “institutions or relevant private bodies”

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

viii.      Clause 48   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), line 1,

 

before “any” insert “to be undertaken”

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

ix.        Clause 48   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2), delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

x.         Clause 48   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (3), delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xi.        Clause 49   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

 

paragraph (a), line 2, delete “with” and insert “by the provisions of”

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)      

 

 

 

xii.       Clause 50   –   Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xiii.      Clause 50   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1),

 

paragraph (c), delete “three” and insert “four” and also delete “one” and insert “two”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xiv.      Clause 50   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), add

 

the following new paragraph:

 

 

 

“(d)      the Executive Secretary”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xv.       Clause 50   – Amendment proposed   –       Add the following new

 

sub-clause:

 

 

 

“(3)      The President shall in appointing a member of the Board, have regard to the expertise of the person.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xvi.      Clause 50   –   Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

sub-clause:

 

 

 

“(5)      The members of the Board shall take and subscribe to the official oath and oath of secrecy specified in the schedule.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xvii.     Clause 51   –   Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xviii.    Clause 51   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), line 1,

 

delete “Commission” and insert “Board” and in line 2, at end, add “for another term only”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

xix.      Clause 51   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2), line 1,

 

delete “Commission” and insert “Board”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

xx.       Clause 51   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (3), line 2,

 

delete “Commission” and insert “Board”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

xxi.      Clause 51   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (4), line 2,

 

delete “Commission” and insert “Board”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxii.     Clause 51   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (5)

 

[wrongly numbered (2)], line 2, delete “Commission” and insert “Board”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

xxiii.    Clause 52   –   Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xxiv.    Clause 52   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2), line 2,

 

delete “one-third of the membership” and insert “three members”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxv.     Clause 53   –   Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xxvi.    Clause 53   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (3) line 2,

 

delete “or a greater number determined by the Board in respect of an important matter”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

xxvii.   Clause 54   –   Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xxviii.  Clause 54   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2), delete

 

“shall” and insert “may”

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

xxix.    Clause 55  –    Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xxx.     Clause 56   –   Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xxxi.    Clause 56   –   Amendment proposed   –     Line 1, delete

 

“Commission” and insert “Board”

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

xxxii.   Clause 57   –   Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

                                    (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xxxiii.  Clause 58   –   Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xxxiv.  Clause 59   – Amendment proposed   –       Delete

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xxxv.   Clause 60   –   Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xxxvi.  Clause 60   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (3), line 2,

 

at end, add “and the Board”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

xxxvii. Clause 62   –  Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

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

 

paragraph:

 

 

 

“(c)      donations, gifts and grants”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxix.  Clause 63   –   Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xl.        Clause 64   – Amendment proposed   –       Delete

 

 

 

 (Mr. Fredrick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xli.       Clause 65   – Amendment proposed   –       Delete

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xlii.      Clause 65   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2), line 2,

 

delete “three” and insert “six”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xliii.     Clause 65   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (3), line 1,

 

delete “three” and insert “six” and at end of line 3, add “and the Board”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xliv.     Clause 65   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (3), line 3,

 

delete “Minister” and insert “Commission”

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

xlv.      Clause 66   –   Amendment proposed   –     Delete and insert the

 

following:

 

 

 

(1)   The Commission shall submit an annual report in respect of its responsibilities under this Act to the Minister within one month after the receipt of its audited accounts from the Auditor-General.

 

(2)   The commission shall submit to the Minister any other report in respect of its functions under this Act which the Minister may require in writing.”

 

 

 

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

xlvi.     Clause 66   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), line 1,

 

delete “one month” and insert “thirty days”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xlvii.    Clause 66   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (3), line 2,

 

before “report” insert “annual”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xlviii.   Clause 67   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), line 1,

 

delete “adversely affected” and insert “dissatisfied”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xlix.     Clause 67   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (3), line 2,

 

delete “to” and insert “into”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

l.          Clause 67   –   Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

sub-clause:

 

 

 

“(4)      Where the applicant is illiterate, and the application has been reduced into writing, the information officer at the Commission shall

 

(a)        clearly and correctly, read and explain the request to the understanding of the applicant in accordance with the Illiterates’ Protection Act, 1912 (Cap 262);

 

(b)        a witness shall endorse on the face of the request that “the request was read to the applicant in the language the applicant understands and the applicant appeared to have understood the content of the request; and

 

(c)        ask the applicant to make a thumbprint on the request.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

li.         Clause 69   –Amendment proposed   – Sub-clause (1),       add a

 

new paragraph as  follows:

 

 

 

(d)       the relevance of the information requested may suffer with the progression or expiration of time.

 

 

 

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

lii.        Clause 69   –Amendment proposed   –        Sub-clause (2),

 

paragraph (b), delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

liii.       Clause 70   –   Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

sub-clause:

 

 

 

“(5)      The Commission shall have the powers of the High Court with reference to the examination of a witness.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

liv.       Clause 71   –   Amendment proposed   – Sub-clause (3),    

 

paragraph (e), insert  “Ghana and other” after “between”

 

 

 

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

lv.        Clause 76   –   Amendment proposed   –     Headnote, delete and

 

insertImmunities

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lvi.       Clause 76   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), lines 1

 

and 3, delete occurrences of “or other person” and in line 4, delete “access to”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lvii.      Clause 76   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2), line 1,

 

delete “access to” and in lines 2 and 5, delete occurrences of “access” and insert “information”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lviii.     Clause 76   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), lines 3

 

and 4 , delete “acting in good faith and”

 

 

 

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

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

 

sub-clause:

 

 

 

(3)   An information officer or the person who provides

 

access to an applicant in compliance with the provisions of this Act shall not be liable for any consequential use to which the information provided will be put.”

 

 

 

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

lx.        Clause 77   –   Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxi.       Clause 77   –   Amendment proposed   –     Line 1, delete “in good

 

faith under and insert “in accordance with the provisions of”

 

 

 

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

lxii.      Clause 78   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

 

paragraph (e), delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxiii.     Clause 78   –   Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

sub-clauses:

 

 

 

“(5)      Where a request is made for information to be provided in a medium or format in which the information is held, the information officer may request the applicant to pay the reasonable cost of media conversion of reformatting.

 

 

 

(6)         Where a request is made for information to be

 

provided which information must be transported either physically or electronically, the information officer may request the applicant to pay the reasonable cost for the cost of such physical or electronic transportation.”

 

 

 

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

lxiv.     Clause 79   –   Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

lxv.      Clause 80   – Amendment proposed   –       Delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxvi.     Clause 81   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), line 1,

 

delete “three months” and insert “sixty days”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxvii.    Clause 81   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

 

paragraph (a), line 1, delete “access” and insert “information”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxviii.   Clause 81   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

 

paragraph (d), line 1, delete “High” and in line 2, at end, add “if any”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxix.     Clause 81   –   Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

sub-clause:

 

 

 

“(4)      The Minister shall by the 30th of June of each year, lay before Parliament, an annual report on the activities of public institutions and the Commission in respect of the preceding year based on the annual reports of the public institutions.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxx.      Clause 82   – Amendment proposed   –       Delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

lxxi.     Clause 83   – Amendment proposed   –       Headnote, delete

 

exempt information” and insertinformation exempt from disclosure

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxii.    Clause 83   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), line 2,

 

delete “twenty-five” and insert “thirty”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxiii.   Clause 83   –   Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2), line 5,

 

after “individual” insert “public safety, national security, national economic interest and international relations with any other country”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxiv.   Clause 86   –   Amendment proposed   –     Line 1, delete

 

“willfully” and insert “wilfully” and in line 5, delete “one year” and insert “six months”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxv.    Clause 88   –   Amendment proposed   –     Delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

lxxvi.   Clause 89   –   Amendment proposed   –     Transpose to become

 

sub-clause (1) of Clauses 90

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxvii.  Clause 90   –   Amendment proposed   –     Opening phrase, after

 

“may” insert “in consultation with the Board”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxviii. Clause 90   –   Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

sub-clauses:

 

 

 

“(2)      The Minister may, by legislative instrument, extend the application of this Act to the private sector.

 

(3)        The legislative instrument made under subsection (1) shall specify

 

(a)        the provisions of the Act which shall “apply to the private sector;

 

(b)        the type of information to which access should be given;

 

(c)        the exemptions which shall apply to the private sector as they apply in the public sector; and

 

(d)       the court procedures that may be enforced to make available the requisite information.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxix.   Clause 91 – Amendment proposedAdd the following new

 

        Interpretation:

 

 

 

        “Commission” means the Data Protection Commission

 

of the Republic”

 

 

 

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

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

 

interpretation:

 

 

 

“Government” means any authority by which the executive authority of the Republic is exercised;”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)      

 

 

 

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

 

interpretation:

 

 

 

“Minister” means the minister responsible for information”

 

 

 

 (Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

lxxxii.  New clause   –     Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

clause:

 

 

 

“Information relating to Council of State        

 

(1)  Information is exempt from disclosure

 

(a)        if it has been received from the President in the performance of the Council’s counselling function to the President;

 

(b)        if it is being prepared for submission or being submitted to the Office of the President in response to a counselling request from the President;

 

(c)        if it is being prepared for submission or being submitted in response to a counselling request from any other authority in accordance with law; and

 

 

 

(2)  Information which contains factual or statistical data and which does not disclose information concerning a decision, deliberation, discussion or advice of Council is not exempt information”

 

 

 

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

 

 

lxxxiii. New clause   –     Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

 

clause:

 

 

 

Transitional Provision

 

The provisions of section 18 and other consequential sections shall come into force 12 months from the date on which this Act is assented to by the President”

 

 

 

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

 

 

lxxxiv. Long Title   – Amendment proposed   –        Line 2, insert “a

 

public officer or” after “by”

 

 

 

(Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah)

 

 

 

 

 

30.       COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

 

 

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

 

 

JOINT COMMITTEE ON GENDER & CHILDREN AND

 

EMPLOYMENT, SOCIAL WELFARE & STATE ENTERPRISES

 

 

 

Date:               Monday, 17th December 2018

 

Time:               11:00 a.m.

 

Venue:             Committee Room 7E (East Wing, 7th Floor, Job 600)

 

Agenda:           To consider the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection for the 2019 Financial Year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON FOOD, AGRICULTURE AND COCOA AFFAIRS

 

 

 

Date:               Monday, 17th December 2018

 

Time:               10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

Agenda:           To consider the Annual Budget Estimates for the 2019 Financial Year relating to Ghana Cocoa Board.

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

 

 

Date:               Monday, 17th December 2018

 

Time:               2:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Agenda:           To consider the following:

 

(i)         Financing Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana and the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group for an amount of Forty-Three Million, One Hundred Thousand Special Drawing Rights (SDR43,100,000) [equivalent to US$60.00 Million] to finance the proposed Ghana Productive Safety Net Project.

 

(ii)        Request for waiver of Import Duties, Import VAT/GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, ECOWAS/AU Levy, EXIM Levy, Special Import Levy amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of One Million, Three Hundred and Eighteen Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty-Two Euros (€1,318,152.00) on materials and equipment to be imported for the Up-Grading and Enhancement of Technical and Vocational Training Centres.

 

 

 

(iii)       Income Tax (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2018.

 

 

 

(iv)       Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 2018.


 

 

Monday 17th December 2018

Saturday 15th December 2018

Friday 14th December 2018

ADDM Thursday 13th December 2018


Thursday 13th December,2018

Friday 14th December 2018

Thursday 13th December 2018

Wednesday 12th December, 2018

Tuesday 11th December, 2018




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