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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

THURSDAY, 11th APRIL 2019

 

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 of State at the Office of the President

Annual Report on Presidential Office Staff for the period January to December 2018.

 

(b)        By the Minister for Health

Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.

 

(c)        By the Minister for National Security

            Budget Performance Report in Respect of the Ministry of National Security for the Period January to December, 2018.

 

(d)       By the Minister for Planning

            Budget Performance Report in Respect of the Ministry of Planning for the Period January to December, 2018.

 

(e)        By the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs

            Budget Performance Report in Respect of the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs for the Period January to December, 2018.

 

(f)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 (i)        Report of the Finance Committee on the Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Forty-Six Million, Two Hundred and Forty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy-Four Euros and Fifty-Seven Cents (€46,242,774.57) [including the UK Export Finance support fee] relating to the financing of Phase 3 of the Kumasi Airport Redevelopment Project.

 

(ii)        Report of the Finance Committee on the Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Eighteen Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Euros (€18,900,000.00) relating to the financing of Phase 3 of the Kumasi Airport Redevelopment Project.

 

(iii)       Report of the Finance Committee on the Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank), as well as Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and the UK Export Finance (as Original Lenders) for an amount of One Hundred and Twenty-Two Million, Five Hundred and Forty-Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty-Two Euros and Sixty Cents (€122,543,352.60) [including the UK Export Finance support fee] relating to financing the modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Associated Buildings in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

 

(iv)       Report of the Finance Committee on the Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Thirty-Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros (€32,500,000.00) relating to financing the modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Associated Buildings in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

(v)        Report of the Finance Committee on the United Kingdom Export Finance Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom for an amount of Sixty Million, Two Hundred and Forty Thousand Euros (€60,240,000.00) to finance the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

 

(vi)       Report of the Finance Committee on the Tied Commercial Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom for an amount of Seventeen Million, Six Hundred and Eighty Thousand Euros (€17,680,000.00) to finance the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

 

(vii)      Report of the Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of Import Duties, Import VAT, GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, and EXIM Levy on plant, machinery and equipment or parts, as well as Corporate Tax for five years of operation being tax incentives to support implementation of the One District One Factory (1D1F) Programme.

 

(g)        By the Chairman of the Committee

(i)         Report of the Committee on Health on the EPC/Turnkey Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Health) and Contracta Construction UK Limited for a sum of One Hundred and Twenty-Nine Million Euros (€129,000,000.00) for the execution of the Modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Maternity and Associated Infrastructure.

 

(ii)        Report of the Committee on Health on the Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Health) and JV Tyllium-Eclipse UK Limited for an amount of Seventy Million Euros (€70,000,000.00) for the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

(h)        By the Chairman of the Committee

Report of the Committee on Roads and Transport on the National Road Safety Authority Bill, 2019.

 

5.         PRESENTATION AND FIRST READING OF BILLS

 

            Vigilantism and Related Offences Bill, 2019.

 

            (Attorney-General and Minister for Justice)

 

6.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Twenty-Second Report of the Appointments Committee on H.E. the President’s Nomination for Ministerial Appointment.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

7.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee on Mines and Energy on the 2019 Work Programme of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

                                             Question to be put

 

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 Roads and Transport on the EPC/Turnkey Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Aviation) and Contracta Construction UK Limited for a sum of Fifty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Euros (€58,900,000.00) for the execution of the Development of Kumasi Airport (Phase III) may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

9.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee on Roads and Transport on the EPC/Turnkey Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Aviation) and Contracta Construction UK Limited for a sum of Fifty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Euros (€58,900,000.00) for the execution of the Development of Kumasi Airport (Phase III).

 

                        (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 Aviation, 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 Aviation) and Contracta Construction UK Limited for a sum of Fifty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Euros (€58,900,000.00) for the execution of the Development of Kumasi Airport (Phase III).

 

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 EPC/Turnkey Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Aviation) and Contracta Construction UK Limited for a sum of Fifty-Eight Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Euros (€58,900,000.00) for the execution of the Development of Kumasi Airport (Phase III).

 

(Minister for Aviation)

 

 

11.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee on Communications on the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention).

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

12.       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 Communications the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention) on 19th March 2019.

 

NOW THEREFORE, this Honourable House hereby resolves to ratify the said Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention).

 

(Minister for Communications)

13.       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 Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Forty-Six Million, Two Hundred and Forty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy-Four Euros and Fifty-Seven Cents (€46,242,774.57) [including the UK Export Finance support fee] relating to the financing of Phase 3 of the Kumasi Airport Redevelopment Project may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

14.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Forty-Six Million, Two Hundred and Forty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy-Four Euros and Fifty-Seven Cents (€46,242,774.57) [including the UK Export Finance support fee] relating to the financing of Phase 3 of the Kumasi Airport Redevelopment Project.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

15.       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 Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Forty-Six Million, Two Hundred and Forty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy-Four Euros and Fifty-Seven Cents (€46,242,774.57) [including the UK Export Finance support fee] relating to the financing of Phase 3 of the Kumasi Airport Redevelopment 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 the Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Forty-Six Million, Two Hundred and Forty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy-Four Euros and Fifty-Seven Cents (€46,242,774.57) [including the UK Export Finance support fee] relating to the financing of Phase 3 of the Kumasi Airport Redevelopment Project.

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

16.       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 Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Eighteen Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Euros (€18,900,000.00) relating to the financing of Phase 3 of the Kumasi Airport Redevelopment Project may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

17.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Eighteen Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Euros (€18,900,000.00) relating to the financing of Phase 3 of the Kumasi Airport Redevelopment Project.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

18.       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 Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Eighteen Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Euros (€18,900,000.00) relating to the financing of Phase 3 of the Kumasi Airport Redevelopment 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 the Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Eighteen Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Euros (€18,900,000.00) relating to the financing of Phase 3 of the Kumasi Airport Redevelopment Project.

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

19.       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 Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank), as well as Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and the UK Export Finance (as Original Lenders) for an amount of One Hundred and Twenty-Two Million, Five Hundred and Forty-Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty-Two Euros and Sixty Cents (€122,543,352.60) [including the UK Export Finance support fee] relating to financing the modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Associated Buildings in the Ashanti Region of Ghana may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

20.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank), as well as Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and the UK Export Finance (as Original Lenders) for an amount of One Hundred and Twenty-Two Million, Five Hundred and Forty-Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty-Two Euros and Sixty Cents (€122,543,352.60) [including the UK Export Finance support fee] relating to financing the modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Associated Buildings in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

21.       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 Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank), as well as Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and the UK Export Finance (as Original Lenders) for an amount of One Hundred and Twenty-Two Million, Five Hundred and Forty-Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty-Two Euros and Sixty Cents (€122,543,352.60) [including the UK Export Finance support fee] relating to financing the modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Associated Buildings in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

 

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 the Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank), as well as Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and the UK Export Finance (as Original Lenders) for an amount of One Hundred and Twenty-Two Million, Five Hundred and Forty-Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty-Two Euros and Sixty Cents (€122,543,352.60) [including the UK Export Finance support fee] relating to financing the modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Associated Buildings in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

22.       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 Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Thirty-Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros (€32,500,000.00) relating to financing the modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Associated Buildings in the Ashanti Region of Ghana may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

23.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Thirty-Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros (€32,500,000.00) relating to financing the modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Associated Buildings in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

24.       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 Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Thirty-Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros (€32,500,000.00) relating to financing the modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Associated Buildings in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

 

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 the Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Thirty-Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros (€32,500,000.00) relating to financing the modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Associated Buildings in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

 

25.       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 United Kingdom Export Finance Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom for an amount of Sixty Million, Two Hundred and Forty Thousand Euros (€60,240,000.00) to finance the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

26.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the United Kingdom Export Finance Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom for an amount of Sixty Million, Two Hundred and Forty Thousand Euros (€60,240,000.00) to finance the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

27.       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 United Kingdom Export Finance Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom for an amount of Sixty Million, Two Hundred and Forty Thousand Euros (€60,240,000.00) to finance the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

 

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 the United Kingdom Export Finance Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom for an amount of Sixty Million, Two Hundred and Forty Thousand Euros (€60,240,000.00) to finance the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

28.       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 Tied Commercial Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom for an amount of Seventeen Million, Six Hundred and Eighty Thousand Euros (€17,680,000.00) to finance the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

29.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Tied Commercial Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom for an amount of Seventeen Million, Six Hundred and Eighty Thousand Euros (€17,680,000.00) to finance the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

30.       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 Tied Commercial Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom for an amount of Seventeen Million, Six Hundred and Eighty Thousand Euros (€17,680,000.00) to finance the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

 

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 the Tied Commercial Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom for an amount of Seventeen Million, Six Hundred and Eighty Thousand Euros (€17,680,000.00) to finance the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

31.       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 Health on the EPC/Turnkey Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Health) and Contracta Construction UK Limited for a sum of One Hundred and Twenty-Nine Million Euros (€129,000,000.00) for the execution of the Modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Maternity and Associated Infrastructure may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

32.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee on Health on the EPC/Turnkey Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Health) and Contracta Construction UK Limited for a sum of One Hundred and Twenty-Nine Million Euros (€129,000,000.00) for the execution of the Modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Maternity and Associated Infrastructure.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

33.       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 Health, 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 Health) and Contracta Construction UK Limited for a sum of One Hundred and Twenty-Nine Million Euros (€129,000,000.00) for the execution of the Modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Maternity and Associated Infrastructure.

 

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 EPC/Turnkey Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Health) and Contracta Construction UK Limited for a sum of One Hundred and Twenty-Nine Million Euros (€129,000,000.00) for the execution of the Modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Maternity and Associated Infrastructure.

 

(Minister for Health)

 

 

34.       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 Health on the Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Health) and JV Tyllium-Eclipse UK Limited for an amount of Seventy Million Euros (€70,000,000.00) for the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital may be moved today.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

35.       MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee on Health on the Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Health) and JV Tyllium-Eclipse UK Limited for an amount of Seventy Million Euros (€70,000,000.00) for the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

36.       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 Health, there has been laid before Parliament the terms and conditions of an Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Health) and JV Tyllium-Eclipse UK Limited for an amount of Seventy Million Euros (€70,000,000.00) for the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

 

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 Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Health) and JV Tyllium-Eclipse UK Limited for an amount of Seventy Million Euros (€70,000,000.00) for the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

 

(Minister for Health)

 

37.       MOTION

 

That the Ghana Iron and Steel Development Corporation Bill, 2019 be now read the third time.

 

(Minister for Lands and Natural Resources)

38.       MOTION

 

That the State Interests and Governance Authority Bill, 2019 be now read the third time.

 

(Minister for Finance)

 

39.       COMPANIES BILL, 2018

            -           At the Consideration Stage

 

i.          Clause 113   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (3), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

                                            Debate to continue

 

ii.         Clause 211   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), delete

and insert the following:

 

“A company shall have a Company Secretary who shall have the qualifications specified in subsection (3)”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

iii.        Clause 211   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (3),

paragraph (a), line 2, after “person”, insert “to”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

iv.        Clause 211   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (4), lines 2

and 3, delete “with an offering in” and insert “that offers”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

v.         Clause 211   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (6), line 3,

delete “a financial or” and in line 4, delete “determined by the Regulations under section 364” and insert  “of twenty-five penalty units”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

vi.        Clause 211   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (8), line 3,

after “with” and insert “the company for onward submission to”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

vii.       Clause 215   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), delete

and insert the following:

 

“(1)      A company shall keep at the registered office of the company

(a)        register of the directors of the company; and

(b)        a register of Company Secretaries.

 

(2)        The register of directors referred to in subsection (1) shall include a record of substitute directors appointed in accordance with section 180 but shall not include a record of alternate directors appointed in accordance with section 181.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

viii.      Clause 215   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (8),

opening phrase, delete “216 and 186” and insert “186 and 216”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

ix.        Clause 215   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (8),

paragraph (b), sub-paragraph (iii), line 1, delete “woman” and insert  “person” and in line 2, delete “she” and insert  “that person”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

x.         Clause 216   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (3), lines 2

and 3, delete “Registrar in accordance with subsection (1)” and insert  “company”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xi.        Clause 219   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

opening phrase, line 3, after “ground” add “that” and delete “that” at the beginning of paragraphs (a) and (b)

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

paragraph (d), line 2, delete “members’ shares” and insert  “shares of the member”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xiii.      Clause 224   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

paragraph (a), delete “a” and insert  “the”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xiv.      Clause 224   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

paragraph (b), line 3, after “insolent” insert  “as defined in the First Schedule”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xv.       Clause 224   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (3), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xvi.      Clause 224   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (4), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xvii.     Clause 236   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 4,

delete “personally”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xviii.    Clause 238   – Amendment proposed   –     Sectional note, above

clause 238, at end, addby Sale of Undertaking

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

xix.      Clause 238   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

opening phrase, delete and insert the following:

 

“Despite any other provisions on arrangements or mergers in this Act, a company may, with a view to effecting an arrangement or merger, resolve by special resolution”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xx.       Clause 238   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

paragraph (b), subparagraph (i), line 3, delete “section” and insert  “Part”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxi.      Clause 238   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

paragraph (b), subparagraph (ii), line 2, delete “shareholders” and insert  “members”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxii.     Clause 238   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (4), line 6,

at end, add “or a statutory modification or re-enactment of that Act”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxiii.    Clause 239   – Amendment proposed   –     Insert the following as

sectional note above clause 239:

 

Part U: Arrangements and Compromises

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxiv.    Clause 239   – Amendment proposed   –     Head note, delete

merger” and insertcompromise

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

xxv.     Clause 239   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), delete

and insert  the following:

 

“(1)      Where an arrangement or compromise is proposed between a company and its creditors, or any class of them, or its members or any class of them, the Court, on application of the

(a)        company or a member or creditor of the company,

(b)        liquidator in the case of a company being wound up, or

(c)        administrator where an administration order in relation to the company is still in force,

may order that meeting of the various classes of members and creditors be summoned in the manner that the Court directs.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxvi.    Clause 239   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), delete

and insert  the following:

 

“Where a majority in number, representing seventy-five percent in value, of each class of members concerned and a majority in number representing seventy-five percent in value of each class of creditors concerned approve the arrangement or compromise, the approval shall be referred to the Registrar by the persons concerned.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxvii.   Clause 239   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (3), line 3,

delete “merger” and insert “compromise” and do same wherever “merger” appears in the clause, unless the context otherwise determines.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

xxviii.  Clause 239   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (10), line 2,

delete “an office” and insert “a certified true”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxix.    Clause 239   – Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

subclause:

 

“(#)      Where it is shown to the Court that the arrangement or compromise involves the transfer of the whole or part of the undertaking or assets of a company to another company, the Court may

(a)        exercise its powers under section 241 or 263; or

(b)        order the transfer in accordance with Part V of this Act.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxx.     Clause 241   – Amendment proposed   –     Head note, delete

mergers” and insertcompromises

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxi.    Clause 241   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1), line 2,

delete “238 or 239” and insert “239 or any other provision relating to arrangements, compromises, mergers or divisions”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

paragraph (a), line 1, delete “merger” and insert “compromise”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

paragraph (b), line 1, delete “merger” and insert “compromise”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxiv.  Clause 241   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (4), line 1,

delete “merger” and insert “compromise” and in line 3, delete “as respects” and insert “to” and further in line 4, delete “give as respects the company’s directors” and insert “be given to the directors of the company”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxv.   Clause 241   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (5), line 2,

delete “an” and insert “every”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxvi.  Clause 242   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (12), line 4,

delete “on” and insert “in”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxvii. Clause 244   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (1),

paragraph (d),  line 5, at end, add “or”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxviii. Clause 244   – Amendment proposed   –    Add the following new

subclause:

 

“(#)      The Registrar shall, in appointing a receiver or a manager, take into account the following:

(a)        professional competence;

(b)        relevant experience in insolvency proceedings; and

(c)        ability to manage the case load and ensure quality and timely execution.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxix.  Clause 253   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2), line 4,

delete “fifty” and insert “five hundred” and in line 5, delete “one hundred” and ” insert “one thousand”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xl.        Clause 260   – Amendment proposed   –     Subclause (2),

paragraph (a),  line 4, at end, add “and”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

40.       COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

 

Date:               Thursday, 11th April 2019

Time:               9:00 a.m.

Venue:             Committee Room 8W (West Wing, 8th Floor, Job 600)

Agenda:           To hold discussions with stakeholders on the following Bills:

(i)         EPC/Turnkey Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Health) and Contracta Construction UK Limited for a sum of One Hundred and Twenty-Nine Million Euros (€129,000,000.00) for the execution of the Modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Maternity and Associated Infrastructure.

 

(ii)        Commercial Contract Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Health) and JV Tyllium-Eclipse UK Limited for an amount of Seventy Million Euros (€70,000,000.00) for the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

 

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

Date:               Thursday, 11th April 2019

Time:               12:00 Noon

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

Agenda:           To consider the following:

(i)         Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank), as well as Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and the UK Export Finance (as Original Lenders) for an amount of One Hundred and Twenty-Two Million, Five Hundred and Forty-Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty-Two Euros and Sixty Cents (€122,543,352.60) [including the UK Export Finance support fee] relating to financing the modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Associated Buildings in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

 

(ii)        Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (as Agent, Arranger, Structuring Bank and Original Lender) for an amount of Thirty-Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros (€32,500,000.00) relating to financing the modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Associated Buildings in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

 

(iii)       United Kingdom Export Finance Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom for an amount of Sixty Million, Two Hundred and Forty Thousand Euros (€60,240,000.00) to finance the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

 

(iv)       Tied Commercial Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom for an amount of Seventeen Million, Six Hundred and Eighty Thousand Euros (€17,680,000.00) to finance the construction of the Koforidua Regional Hospital.

 

 

GHANA – MOROCCO PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION

 

Date:               Thursday, 11th April 2019

Time:               11:00 a.m.

Venue:             Committee Room 8E (East Wing, 8th Floor, Job 600)

Agenda:           To hold discussions with the Moroccan Ambassador to Ghana.


 
Tuesday 2nd April, 2019

Friday 12th April, 2019

Thursday 11th April, 2019

Wednesday 10th April, 2019


Wednesday 10th April, 2019

Wednesday 10th April, 2019

Monday 8th April, 2019

Friday 5th April, 2019

Thursday 4th April, 2019




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