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Commencement of the First Meeting of the Fourth Session of the 7th Parliament

The First Meeting of the Fourth Session of the 7th Parliament shall commence tomorrow, Tuesday, 28th January, 2020. A total of 20 Bills are expected to be presented to the House. These include;
 
  • - Affirmative Action Bill, 2019.
  • - Rent (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
  • - Ghana Petroleum Hub Development Corporation Bill, 2019.
  • - Community Water and Sanitation Agency Reform (Amendment) Bill, 2019
 
17 Bills are at the Committee level including;
 
  • - Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill, 2018. (Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).
  • - Intestate Sucession Bill, 2018. (Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)
  • - Office of the Special Prosecutor (Amendment) Bill, 2019. (Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)
  • - Ghana Communication Technology University Bill, 2019. (Committee on Education)

 

The Ghana Cocoa Board (Amendment) Bill, 2017 which is with the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, and Customs (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with the Finance Committee, will be read a Second time.
 
The Narcotics Control Comission Bill, 2019, the Corportate Insolvency Bill, 2019, and the Land Bill, 2018 are at the Consideration stage.
 
The meeting expected to last 9 weeks approximately, will include a number of Motions for Debate and Referrals at Committee.
 
Key among the activities is an address on the State of the Nation to be delivered by His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo during the meeting.
 
Kate Addo
(Director, Public Affairs)
 

27-01-2020    




PROCEEDINGS - PLENARY





IN THE FOURTH SESSION OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

 

ORDER PAPER

 

FOR THE FORTY-FIFTH SITTING OF THE FIRST

MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

 

SATURDAY, 4TH APRIL 2020

 

 

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 Minister for Energy

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

 

(b)        By the Chairman of the Committee

Report of the Joint Committee on Roads & Transport and Works & Housing on the Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Transport) and BellSea Limited and International Marin and Dredging Consultants for an amount of Eighty-Five Million Euros (€85,000,000.00 to execute the Elmina Fishing Port Rehabilitation and Expansion Project.

 

(c)        By the Chairman of the Committee

Report of the Committee on Works and Housing on the EPC/Turnkey Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources) and Strabag AG of Austria for an amount of Eleven Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros (€11,500,000.00) to execute the construction of the Four Constituencies Water Supply Scheme, Phase III for Central Tongu, Adaklu, Agotime-Ziope Districts and Ho Municipality.

 

5.         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 Joint Committee on Roads & Transport and Works & Housing on the Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Transport) and BellSea Limited and International Marin and Dredging Consultants for an amount of Eighty-Five Million Euros (€85,000,000.00 to execute the Elmina Fishing Port Rehabilitation and Expansion Project may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

6.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Joint Committee on Roads & Transport and Works & Housing on the Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Transport) and BellSea Limited and International Marin and Dredging Consultants for an amount of Eighty-Five Million Euros (€85,000,000.00 to execute the Elmina Fishing Port Rehabilitation and Expansion Project.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

7.         RESOLUTION

 

            WHEREAS

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

2.         Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article 181(5) of the Constitution, and at the request of the Government of Ghana acting through the Minister responsible for Transport, 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 Transport) and BellSea Limited and International Marin and Dredging Consultants for an amount of Eighty-Five Million Euros (€85,000,000.00 to execute the Elmina Fishing Port Rehabilitation and Expansion 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 Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Transport) and BellSea Limited and International Marin and Dredging Consultants for an amount of Eighty-Five Million Euros (€85,000,000.00 to execute the Elmina Fishing Port Rehabilitation and Expansion Project.

               

                                    (Minister for Transport)

 

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 Committee on Works and Housing on the EPC/Turnkey Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources) and Strabag AG of Austria for an amount of Eleven Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros (€11,500,000.00) to execute the construction of the Four Constituencies Water Supply Scheme, Phase III for Central Tongu, Adaklu, Agotime-Ziope Districts and Ho Municipality may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

9.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee on Works and Housing on the EPC/Turnkey Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources) and Strabag AG of Austria for an amount of Eleven Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros (€11,500,000.00) to execute the construction of the Four Constituencies Water Supply Scheme, Phase III for Central Tongu, Adaklu, Agotime-Ziope Districts and Ho Municipality.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

10.       RESOLUTION

 

            WHEREAS

 

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

 

2.         Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article 181(5) of the Constitution, and at the request of the Government of Ghana acting through the Minister responsible for Sanitation and Water Resource, there has been laid before Parliament the terms and conditions of an EPC/Turnkey Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources) and Strabag AG of Austria for an amount of Eleven Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros (€11,500,000.00) to execute the construction of the Four Constituencies Water Supply Scheme, Phase III for Central Tongu, Adaklu, Agotime-Ziope Districts and Ho Municipality.

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 EPC/Turnkey Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources) and Strabag AG of Austria for an amount of Eleven Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros (€11,500,000.00) to execute the construction of the Four Constituencies Water Supply Scheme, Phase III for Central Tongu, Adaklu, Agotime-Ziope Districts and Ho Municipality.

           

                                    (Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources)

 

 

11.       EDUCATION REGULATORY BODIES BILL, 2019

-           At the Consideration Stage

 

i.          Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (a), line 1, delete “do due diligence to satisfy itself” and insert “conduct due diligence to ascertain”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

ii.         Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 4,

delete “its” and insert “the” and after “instruction”, insert “of the foreign university”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

paragraph (a), line 2, before “newspaper” insert “daily”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

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

paragraph (b), line 1, after “list” insert “of accredited universities”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

delete “An” and insert “a tertiary”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

vi.        Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (6), lines 4

and 5, delete “its qualifications” and insert “the qualifications of that institution”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

vii.       Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (7), line 4,

delete “not imprisonment of” and insert “imprisonment of not”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

phrase, line 2, delete “if” and insert “where”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

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

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

x.         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)

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

delete “to which this Act applies” and insert “that this Act applies to”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

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

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

paragraph (g), line 1, delete “or organisation”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

paragraph (b), line 3, delete “sanctioned” and insert “punished”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

paragraph (b), subparagraph (ii), line 3, delete “sanctions” and insert “punishment”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xvi.      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)

xvii.     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)

 

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

delete “of the Board or non-members or both to perform a function” and insert the following:

 

or non-members of the Board or both members and non-members to perform a function”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

after “member” insert “or non-member”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xx.       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)

 

xxi.      Clause 55  –    Amendment proposed  –      Interpretation of

“Recognition of Prior Learning”, line 3, delete “though” and insert “through”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxii.     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)

 

xxiii.    Clause 59  –    Amendment proposed  –      Lines 1 and 2, delete “a

the pre-tertiary and tertiary levels”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

delete “one month” and insert “thirty days”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxv.     Clause 79  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 2,

delete “person” and insert “teacher”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

delete “qualified” and insert “registered”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxvii.   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)

 

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

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

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

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

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

xxx.     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)

 

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

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

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

paragraph (b), subparagraph (vii), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxiii.  Third Schedule  –  Amendment proposed  –      Second column under

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

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxiv.  Third Schedule  –  Amendment proposed  –      Second and third

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

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxv.   Third Schedule  –  Amendment proposed  –      Third column under

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

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

xxxvi.  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)

 

 

xxxvii. Third Schedule  –  Amendment proposed  –      Second column under

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

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

xxxviii. Third Schedule  – Amendment proposed  –      Second column under

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

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxix.  Third Schedule  –  Amendment proposed  –      Second column under

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

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

xl.        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)

12.       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 Education Regulatory Bodies Bill, 2019 may be moved today.

 

                                    (Minister for Education)

 

13.       MOTION

 

That the Education Regulatory Bodies Bill, 2019 be now read the third time.

 

                                    (Minister for Education)

 

14.       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 Pre-Tertiary Education Bill, 2019 may be taken today.

 

                                    (Minister for Education)

 

15.       PRE-TERTIARY EDUCATION BILL, 2019

-           At the Consideration Stage

 

i.          Clause 3  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (a), line 1, delete “effective

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

ii.         Clause 3  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (b), line 1, after “effective”, insert “and efficient

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

iii.        Clause 7  –      Amendment proposed  –      Line 2, delete “for the

effective” and insert “of policies and programmes for the effective and efficient”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

iv.        Clause 8  –      Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (e), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

v.         Clause 9  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

paragraph (m), delete “private schools” and insert “association of private schools on rotational basis”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

vi.        Clause 9  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), add the

following new paragraph:

 

“(o)      one representative of the National Council of the Islamic/Ahmadiyya Mission.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

vii.       Clause 9  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), lines 2

and 2, delete “Education Service” and insert “Council”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

viii.      Clause 10  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 3,

delete “shall

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

16.       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 Pre-Tertiary Education Bill, 2019 may be moved today.

 

                                    (Minister for Education)

 

 

17.       MOTION

 

That the Pre-Tertiary Education Bill, 2019 be now read the third time.

 

                                    (Minister for Education)

 

 

18.       COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

 

19.       THE HOUSE EXPECTED TO ADJOURN SINE DIE.

 

Saturday, 4th April, 2020

Friday, 3rd April, 2020

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

Monday, 30th March, 2020


Votes - Monday, 30th March 2020

Friday, 3rd April, 2020

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

Monday, 30th March, 2020

Saturday, 28th March, 2020

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Hansard 7th February 2020

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Hansard 5th February 2020

Hansard 31st January, 2020

Hansard 30th Janaury 2020

Hansard 29th Janaury 2020

Public University Bill, 2020

University of Skills Training And Entrepreneurial Development Bill, 2020

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

Vigilantism And Related Offences Bill,2019

Ghana Communication Technology University Bill, 2019

National Road Safety Authority Bill, 2019





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