GHANAIANS ASKED TO REFLECT ON REPUBLIC DAY – TERTIARY EDUCATION MUST BE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO QUALIF

Hon. Sophia Karen Akuaku, MP for Domeabra Obom Constituency has asked Ghanaians to re-kindle the spirit of self-determination, selflessness and patriotism that enabled our forbears attain independence and subsequently republican status in 1960. She made the statement in commemoration of Ghana’s 57th anniversary as a Republic which falls on July 1, 2017.

Read more
Other news items

P

D

H

IN THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

 ORDER PAPER

 

FOR THE TWELFTH SITTING OF THE THIRD

MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

 

FRIDAY, 20TH OCTOBER 2017

 


BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

1.         PRAYERS

 

2.         CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND   OFFICIAL REPORT

 

3.         BUSINESS STATEMENT FOR THE FOURTH WEEK

(Chairman, Business Committee)

 

4.         QUESTIONS

 

*130.   Mr. Dominic Napare (Sene East): To ask the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture whether the Ministry has plans to continue the support of outboard motors and other fishing inputs to fishermen.

 

*167.   Mr. Benjamin Komla Kpodo (Ho Central): To ask the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs when the President, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, will constitute the Presidential Committee on the Emoluments of Article 71 Office Holders as provided for in article 71 of the Constitution.

 

5.         STATEMENTS

 

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

6.         PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

 

            The following Paper to be presented:

 

            By the Chairman of the Committee

Report of the Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of Import Duties, Import VAT, ECOWAS Levy, and other approved imposts including EXIM Levy, Special Import Levy and Inspection Fees as assessed amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Six Million, Sixty-Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Thirty-Three Euros (€6,068,933.00) on imported construction materials and equipment in respect of the upgrade and major rehabilitation of the Tamale Teaching Hospital – Phase II by VAMED Engineering International BV.

7.         MOTION

 

That the Northern Development Authority Bill, 2017 be now read the third time.

 

(Minister for Special Development Initiatives)

 

8.         MOTION

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee on Defence and Interior on the Fulani Herdsmen Menace in the Country.

 

            (Chairman of the Committee)

 

9.         COASTAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BILL, 2017

            -           At the Consideration Stage

 

i.          Clause 3   –    Amendment proposed   –     Paragraph (b), line 1,

delete “and institutions”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

ii.         Clause 3   –    Amendment proposed   –     Paragraph (g), line 1,

delete “execute identified” and insert “the execution of”, and in line 3, before “agricultural” insert “the fishing industry,” and further in line 4, after “farmers” insert “and fishermen” and delete “irrigation”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

iii.       Clause 3   –    Amendment proposed   –     Paragraph (l), line 1,

after “statutory”, insert “bodies and”, and in line 3, after “Agencies” insert “Regional Co-ordinating Councils,” and further in line 5, after “plan” insert “and”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

iv.        Clause 3   –    Amendment proposed   –     Paragraph (n), line 3,

                                    delete “initiate” and insert “facilitate”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

v.         Clause 3   –    Amendment proposed   –     Paragraph (p), line 2,

after “targets” insert “are met” and also delete “met” and insert “achieved”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

vi.        Clause 3   –    Amendment proposed   –     Paragraph (q), line 3,

                                    delete “and” and insert “to”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

vii.       Clause 3   –    Amendment proposed   –     Paragraph (r), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

viii.     Clause 3   –    Amendment proposed   –     Paragraph (s), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

ix.        Clause 4   –    Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1),

paragraph (c), line 1, after “representative” insert “each”, and also delete “in the Coastal Development Zone” and in line 2, before “Regional” insert “respective”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

x.         Clause 4   –    Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1),

paragraph (d), line 1, delete “of” and insert “responsible for”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xi.        Clause 4   –    Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), add

the following new paragraph:

“(e)      “one person from the Ministry responsible for Special Development Initiatives not below the rank of director”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xii.       Clause 4   –    Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1),

paragraph (h), line 1, delete “six” and insert “three with relevant expertise” and in line 2, delete “two of whom are” and insert “one of whom is”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xiii.     Clause 5   –    Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

paragraph (d), delete and insert “implement the recommendations of the Auditor-General and take the necessary action”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xiv.      Clause 5   –    Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

paragraph (f), lines 1 and 2, delete “as determined by the Minister”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xv.       Clause 8   –    Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (3), line 1,

delete “eight” and insert “seven” and in line 2, after “Board” delete all the words up to end of the sub-clause.

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xvi.      Clause 8   –    Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (4), line 2,

after “Board” insert “other than the Chief Executive Officer”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

xvii.     Clause 10   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), line 2,

delete “or non-members or both” and insert “and non-members”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xviii.   Clause 10   –  Amendment proposed   –     Add the following new

sub-clause:

 

“(2)     A committee of the Board shall be chaired by a member of the Board”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xix.      Clause 14   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2), line 3,

delete “from” and insert “of”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xx.       Clause 15   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

                                    paragraph (b), delete and insert

 

“(b)     perform such other functions that the Board may in writing direct”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxi.      Clause 19   –  Amendment proposed   –     Paragraph (b), line 1,

delete “from” and insert “allocated for”, and in line 2, delete “Project” and insert “Programme”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxii.     Clause 19   –  Amendment proposed   –     Paragraph (i), before

“internally” insert “any other”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxiii.   Clause 22   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxiv.    Clause 23   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), at end

add “as the Minister responsible for Finance may determine with the prior approval of Parliament”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxv.     Clause 23   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (3), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxvi.    Clause 26   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

paragraph (b), delete and insert the following

 

“(b)     a performance report”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxvii.   Clause 26   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

paragraph (c), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxviii. Clause 26   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

paragraph (d), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxix.    Clause 26   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

paragraph (e), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxx.     Clause 26   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2),

paragraph (f), sub-paragraph (iv), delete and insert the following:

“the cost of projects executed by the Authority; and”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxi.    Clause 27   –  Amendment proposed   –     Head note, delete “for

private sector”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxii.   Clause 27   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), delete

                        and insert the following:

 

            (1)       The Authority may

(a)       extend support to the private sector, public sector, philanthropic investments and non-profit making organisations in the Coastal Development Zone either alone or in co-operation with other public agencies so as to promote accelerated economic development; and

 

(b)       institute measures for the protection of the private sector in the Coastal Development Zone.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxiii. Clause 28   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1), line 1,

delete “may” and insert “shall” and also after “consultations” insert “in all relevant committees” and in line 3, delete “may” and insert “shall”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxiv.  Clause 28   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2), delete

and insert the following:

 

“The Authority shall, not less than seven days before the public consultations, publish in the Gazette and at least one daily newspaper of national circulation, a notice containing the details of the project and the assessment by the Authority of the social and economic impact of the project.”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxv.   Clause 30   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1),

paragraphs (a), (b) and (c), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxvi.  Clause 30   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxvii. Clause 31   –  Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (1),

                                    delete and insert the following:

 

“The Minister shall on the advice of the Board and within one year after the coming into force of this Act by Legislative Instrument, make Regulations to prescribe generally for the effective implementation of this Act”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxviii. Clause 31   – Amendment proposed   –     Sub-clause (2), delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxix.  Clause 32   –  Amendment proposed   –     Interpretation of

“annual allocation”, line 3, delete “Central Government” and insert “Parliament”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

xl.        Clause 32   –  Amendment proposed   –     Interpretation of

“Central Government”, delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xli.       Clause 32   –  Amendment proposed   –     Interpretation of

“donors”, line 2, delete “which have development as their core function” and insert “and any other development partners”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlii.     Clause 32   –  Amendment proposed   –     Interpretation of

“Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Project”, line 1, delete “Project” and insert “Programme”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xliii.    Clause 32   –  Amendment proposed   –     Interpretation of

“Minister” delete “Minister assigned responsibility” and insert “the Minister responsible”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xliv.     Clause 32   –  Amendment proposed   –     Interpretation of

“international organisations”, line 1, delete “and” and insert “or”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlv.      Clause 32   –  Amendment proposed   –     Interpretation of

“National Development Planning Commission”, delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlvi.     Clause 32   –  Amendment proposed   –     Interpretation of

“non-governmental organisation”, line 2, before “body” insert “making”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

xlvii.   Clause 32   –  Amendment proposed   –     Interpretation of

“public resources”, delete

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xlviii.  Clause 32   –  Amendment proposed   –     Interpretation of “risk

finance instrument” line 1, delete “means” and insert “includes”

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

10.       COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

 

Date:               Friday, 20th October 2017

Time:               9:30 a.m.

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

Agenda:          To hold discussions with H. E. the Italian Ambassador and officials of the Italian Embassy.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON MINES AND ENERGY

 

Date:               Friday, 20th October 2017

Time:               9:00 a.m.

Venue:             Committee Room 6W (West Wing, 6th Floor, Job 600)

Agenda:          To continue discussions on the Motion that the House rescinds its decision to approve the Build, Own, Operate and Transfer Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana and Africa and Middle East Resources Investment Group Llc (Ameri Energy) for the installation of ten (10) GE TM2,500+ aero derivative gas turbines, operate, maintain, transfer and provision of support services that the House took on March, 20 2015, for reasons of gross misrepresentation.

 

COMMITTEE ON LANDS AND FORESTRY

 

Date:               Friday, 20th October 2017

Time:               10:00 a.m.

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

Agenda:          To Annual Reports of the Forestry Commission for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014.

 

 

 

 

 


 

SUPPLEMENT

 

ANSWERS TO PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

 

*130.   Mr. Speaker, the fisheries sector has vast potential in contributing to national food security, nutrition, livelihoods, poverty reduction and foreign exchange earnings. The Government has a comprehensive programme to improve production and efficiency within the sector.

 

Mr. Speaker, the fisheries sector generates over US$1billion in revenue yearly and accounts for at least 4.5% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), provides livelihood to an estimated 2.4 million people or 10% of the country’s population who are employed either directly or indirectly in the value chain.

 

The Government recognizes the extreme importance of this sector in securing our food resources, improve nutrition and reduce poverty particularly in our fishing communities.

 

Mr. Speaker, it is important to draw attention that the fisheries sector comprises of the industrial, semi industrial and artisanal fisheries, the latter being vulnerable. It is in this direction that various interventions have been pursued to support the vulnerable artisanal sector. These include subsidized premix fuel, outboard motors and nets.

 

In 2015 and 2016, the Government in collaboration with the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies supplied over two thousand outboard motors to fishermen in the four coastal regions and the inland fishing areas.

 

Mr. Speaker, the Ministry is making arrangements to resume the intervention in terms of supply of outboard motors to the fishermen through the Assemblies. 

 

We are also considering the supply of fishing nets to ensure fishermen use the required nets sizes for fishing to protect our fisheries resources.

 

Mr. Speaker, it is important to also indicate that just as crop farmers are supported in the area of fertilizer, tractors at subsidized prices, fishermen should also be assisted and provision made so that they can easily access their working tools.

 

Mr. Speaker, The supply of outboard motors will improve efficiency and productivity of the operations of our artisanal fishermen. We assure our fisherfolks of Government’s commitment to pursue policies that will improve their working and living standards.

 

Mr. Speaker, I thank the Honourable house for the opportunities.

 

Friday, 20th October, 2017

Thursday, 19th October, 2017

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017

Tuesday, 17th October, 2017



Thursday, 19th October, 2017

Thursday, 19th October, 2017

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017

Tuesday, 17th October, 2017

Friday, 13th October, 2017




MULTIMEDIA