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NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF THE THIRD MEETING OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC

IN PURSUANCE OF STANDING ORDER 37 OF THE PARLIAMENT OF GHANA, I, PROFESSOR AARON MICHAEL OQUAYE, RIGHT HONOURABLE SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT, HEREBY GIVE NOTICE THAT THE THIRD MEETING OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC WILL COMMENCE ON TUESDAY, 22ND OCTOBER, 2019 AT TEN O’CLOCK IN THE FORENOON AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE, ACCRA.

DATED IN THE OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER, ACCRA, GHANA, THIS 7TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2019.

RT. HON. PROF. AARON MICHAEL OQUAYE

SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT


07-10-2019    




PROCEEDINGS - PLENARY





IN THE THIRD SESSION OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

 

ORDER PAPER

 

FOR THE THIRTY-SECOND SITTING OF THE THIRD

MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

Tuesday 10th December, 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 for Health

 

Annual Statement by the Audit Committee of the Madina Polyclinic (Rawlings Circle) for the year 2018.

 

 

 

(b)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Roads and Transport on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Transport for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

(c)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

(i)         Report of the Committee on Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

(ii)        Report of the Committee on Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises on the Annual Budget Estimates of National Labour Commission for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

(d)       By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Communications on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Communications for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

(e)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

(f)        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 2020.

 

 

 

(g)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Special Budget Committee on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Public Services Commission (PSC) for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

(h)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

(i)         Report of the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

(ii)        Report of the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Justice and the Attorney-General’s Department for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

(i)         By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Defence and Interior on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Interior for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

(j)         By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Youth, Sports and Culture on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

(k)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Health on the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Health for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

5.         MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢747,901,749 for the services of the Ministry of Finance for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

                        (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

6.         MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢147,529,298 for the services of the Ministry of Works and Housing for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

                        (Minister for Works and Housing)

 

 

 

7.         MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢745,887,663 for the services of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

            (Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection)

 

 

 

8.         MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢475,423,880 for the services of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

(Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation)

 

 

 

9.         MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢633,630,724 for the services of the Ministry of National Security for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

(Minister for National Security)

 

10.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House approves the sum of GH¢1,544,325,702 for the services of the Ministry of Defence for the year ending 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

(Minister for Defence)

 

 

 

11.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Request by the Government of the Republic of Ghana for approval of the 2020 International Capital Market (ICM) Funding Programme for an amount up to Three Billion United States Dollars (US$3,000,000,000.00) to finance Growth-Oriented Expenditures in the 2020 Budget (including restructuring the energy sector) and to Conduct Liability Management of Refinancing the 2023, 2026 and the 2030 Eurobonds and other Domestic Debt Securities.

 

 

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

12.       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 a Request by the Government of the Republic of Ghana for approval of the 2020 International Capital Market (ICM) Funding Programme for an amount up to Three Billion United States Dollars (US$3,000,000,000.00) to finance Growth-Oriented Expenditures in the 2020 Budget (including restructuring the energy sector) and to Conduct Liability Management of Refinancing the 2023, 2026 and the 2030 Eurobonds and other Domestic Debt Securities.

 

 

 

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 Request by the Government of the Republic of Ghana for approval of the 2020 International Capital Market (ICM) Funding Programme for an amount up to Three Billion United States Dollars (US$3,000,000,000.00) to finance Growth-Oriented Expenditures in the 2020 Budget (including restructuring the energy sector) and to Conduct Liability Management of Refinancing the 2023, 2026 and the 2030 Eurobonds and other Domestic Debt Securities.

 

           

 

                                                (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

 

 

13.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Concessional Financing Agreement between the Government of the Republic Ghana and the International Development Association (IDA) for an amount of One Hundred and Forty-Four Million, Four Hundred Thousand Special Drawing Rights (SDR144,400,000) [US$200.0 million equivalent] to finance the Ghana Economic Transformation Project (GETP).

 

 

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.       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 Concessional Financing Agreement between the Government of the Republic Ghana and the International Development Association (IDA) for an amount of One Hundred and Forty-Four Million, Four Hundred Thousand Special Drawing Rights (SDR144,400,000) [US$200.0 million equivalent] to finance the Ghana Economic Transformation Project (GETP).

 

 

 

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, by resolution, the Concessional Financing Agreement between the Government of the Republic Ghana and the International Development Association (IDA) for an amount of One Hundred and Forty-Four Million, Four Hundred Thousand Special Drawing Rights (SDR144,400,000) [US$200.0 million equivalent] to finance the Ghana Economic Transformation Project (GETP).

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

15.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Write-Off of a Deficiency in Public Funds (Defunct Loans Receivables) amounting to Three Hundred and Seventy Million, Sixty-Two Thousand, and Fifty-Five Ghana Cedis, Thirty-Seven Pesewas (GHS370,062,055.37) recorded in the Public Accounts on the Consolidated Fund.

 

 

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

16.       RESOLUTION

 

 

 

            WHEREAS

 

  1. By the provisions of section 53(1) of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), the Minister responsible for Finance is required to seek the approval of Parliament to

 

(a)        abandon or remit a claim by or on behalf of Government,

 

(b)        abandon or remit a service to the Government, and

 

write off a loss of or a deficiency in public funds or public resources;

 

 

 

  1. By the provisions of sections 53(2) and (3) of the said Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), where Parliament grants approval under subsection (1), the approval shall be by a resolution of a simple majority of Parliament and the approval shall specify the amount authorised for each abandonment or write off and the total sum authorised to be written off or abandoned;

 

 

 

  1. In accordance with the provisions of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), the Minister responsible for Finance, on the authority of the President, has presented to Parliament a Request for the Write-Off of a Deficiency in Public Funds (Defunct Loans Receivables) amounting to Three Hundred and Seventy Million, Sixty-Two Thousand, and Fifty-Five Ghana Cedis, Thirty-Seven Pesewas (GHS370,062,055.37) recorded in the Public Accounts on the Consolidated Fund.

 

NOW THEREFORE, this Honourable House hereby approves, by resolution, the exercise by the Minister responsible for Finance, of the power granted him under the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), to write-off the Deficiency in Public Funds (Defunct Loans Receivables) amounting to Three Hundred and Seventy Million, Sixty-Two Thousand, and Fifty-Five Ghana Cedis, Thirty-Seven Pesewas (GHS370,062,055.37) recorded in the Public Accounts on the Consolidated Fund.

 

 

 

                                                (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

 

 

17.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee on Local Government and Rural Development on Monitoring Visits to Selected Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Country.

 

 

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

18.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Committee on Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises on the Budget Performance Report in Respect of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations for the Period January to December, 2018.

 

 

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

19.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the National Fiscal Stabilisation Levy (Amendment) Bill, 2019 be now read a second time.

 

 

 

                        (Minister for Finance)

 

20.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Special Import Levy (Amendment) Bill, 2019 be now read a second time.

 

 

 

                        (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

21.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2019 be now read a second time.

 

 

 

                        (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

22.       MOTION

 

 

 

That the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2019 be now read a second time.

 

 

 

                        (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

23.       NARCOTICS CONTROL COMMISSION BILL, 2019

 

-           At the Consideration Stage

 

 

 

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

 

delete “provide leadership” and insert “regulate” and in line 3, after “narcotic drugs” add “psychotropic substances” and do same wherever “narcotic drugs” appear in the Bill.

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 Debate to continue

 

 

 

ii.         Clause 4  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (c), line 2, delete “that” and insert “the” and in line 4, before “Commissioner” insert “the”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

iii.        Clause 4  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (g), delete and insert the following:

 

 

 

“the National Security Council represented by the National Security Coordinator or a deputy National Security Coordinator nominated by the National Security Coordinator”

 

 

 

(Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh)

 

 

 

iv.        Clause 4  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (h), line 1, delete “Minister for” and insert “Ministry of”

 

 

 

(Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh)

 

 

 

v.         Clause 4  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (i), line 1, delete “Minister for” and insert “Ministry of”

 

 

 

(Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh)

 

 

 

vi.        Clause 4  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (l), line 2, delete after “Prosecutions” add “or a representative not below the rank of Chief State Attorney”

 

 

 

(Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh)

 

 

 

vii.       Clause 4  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (o), delete and insert the following:

 

 

 

“(o)      Director-General of the Ghana Immigration Service or his representative not below the Deputy Director-General”

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

viii.      Clause 7  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

 

delete “ex-officio member” and insert “member who is a member by virtue of office”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

ix.        Clause 8  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

 

delete “two” and insert “three”

 

 

 

(Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh)

 

 

 

x.         Clause 8  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 2,

 

delete “the times and in the places” and insert “a time and place”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xi.        Clause 8  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 3,

 

delete “the place and time” and insert “a time and place”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xii.       Clause 8  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), lines 2

 

and 3, delete “in respect of an important matter”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xiii.      Clause 8  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (4), line 3,

 

delete “their number” and insert “the members”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xiv.      Clause 9  –      Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 2,

 

after “Board” add “shall” and delete “shall” at beginning of paragraphs (a) and (b)

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

 

paragraph (b), line 2, delete “deliberations” and insert “deliberation”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xvi.      Clause 10  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

 

paragraphs (c), delete

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

xvii.     Clause 10  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

 

paragraphs (d), delete

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

xviii.    Clause 10  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (4), delete

 

“8” and insert “9”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xix.      Clause 13  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), delete

 

“an independent and autonomous body” and insert “independent and autonomous”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xx.       Clause 13  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 3,

 

delete “its functions” and insert “the functions of the Commission”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxi.      Clause 15  –    Amendment proposed  –      Delete

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

xxii.     Clause 15  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (a), line 1, delete “is”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxiii.    Clause 16  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 3,

 

before “General Enforcement” insert “of”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxiv.    Clause 17  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxv.     Clause 17  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (4), line 2,

 

delete “loyalty of staff of the Commission” and insert “suitability of staff of the Commission posted to units determined by the Director-General by an administrative directive”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxvi.    Clause 18  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 2,

 

delete “the same”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxvii.   Clause 18  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 3,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “First”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxviii.  Clause 19  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (b), line 2,

 

delete “its” and insert “the”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxix.    Clause 19  –    Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

 

paragraph:

 

 

 

“(#)      fifty percent of the proceeds realised from the sale of confiscated property under subsection (2) of section 60”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxx.     Clause 20  –    Amendment proposed  –      Headnote, line 2,

 

deleteabuse” and insertuse

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxi.    Clause 20  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

 

delete “Abuse” and insert “Use”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxii.   Clause 20  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

 

after “Disorder” insert “and”

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

xxxiii.  Clause 20  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

 

delete “abuse” and insert “use”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxiv.  Clause 21  –    Amendment proposed  –      Line 3, delete “abuse”

 

and insert “use”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxv.   Clause 22  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (d), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

 

 

“(d)      fifty percent of the moneys realised under paragraph (d) of section 19.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxvi.  Clause 23  –    Amendment proposed  –      Delete

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

xxxvii. Clause 24  –    Amendment proposed  –      Delete

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

xxxviii. Clause 24  –   Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (b), delete

 

“abuse” and insert “use”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxiv.  Clause 25  –    Amendment proposed  –      Delete and insert  the

 

following:

 

 

 

“The Commission shall, at the end of each financial year, submit a report on the management and use of the Fund through the Minister to Parliament.”

 

 

 

(Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh)

 

 

 

xxxv.   Clause 25  –    Amendment proposed  –      Line 2, delete “to the

 

Minister and” and insert “through the Minister to”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxvi.  Clause 25  –    Amendment proposed  –      Line 3, before

 

“financial” delete “the” and insert “each”

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

 

 

xxxvii. Clause 26  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), lines 1

 

and 2, delete “books of account and proper records in relation them” and insert “books, records, returns and other documents relevant to the account”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xxxviii. Clause 26  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), delete

 

and insert the following:

 

 

 

“(3)      The Auditor-General shall, within six months after the end of the immediately preceding financial year, audit the accounts and forward a copy of the audit report to the Minister and the Board.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

xxxix.  Clause 27  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

 

delete “one month” and insert “three months”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xl.        Clause 28  –    Amendment proposed  –      Sectional note above

 

clause 28, deleteOffice” and insertCommission

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xli.       Clause 28  –    Amendment proposed  –      Lines 1 and 2, delete

 

“officers authorised by the Director-General” and insert “authorised officers”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xlii.      Clause 29  –    Amendment proposed  –      Line 1, delete “officer

 

authorised by the Director-General” and insert “authorised officer”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xliii.     Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Headnote, delete

 

“officer” and insert “authorised”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

opening phrase, line 1, delete “27, an officer authorised by the Director-General” and insert “28, an authorised officer”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

paragraph (a), subparagraph (i), delete “and”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

 

paragraph (a), subparagraph (ii), line 3, at end, add “or”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

paragraph (a), add the following new subparagraph:

 

 

 

“(#)      any other person found at that airport, seaport or river port or other place of entry into this country;”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

paragraph (b), subparagraph (i), delete “or”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

paragraph (b), subparagraph (ii), line 3, at end, add “or”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

paragraph (b), add the following new subparagraph:

 

 

 

“(#)      any other person found at that airport, seaport or river port or other place of entry into this country;”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

paragraph (f), line 2, after “seaport” insert “or river port”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

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

 

paragraph (g), line 1, before “cargo” insert “a”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

paragraph (h), line 1, before “waybill” insert “a”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

paragraph (i), line 1, before “despatch” insert “the”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

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

 

paragraph (j), delete and insert the following:

 

 

 

“(j)       perform functions imposed on an officer under this Act and discharge any other statutory duties.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lvi.       Clause 30  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 1,

 

delete “officer authorised under subsection (1)” and insert “authorised officer”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lvii.      Clause 31  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 2,

 

delete “and” and insert “or”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lviii.     Clause 31  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 3,

 

delete “2009 (Act 793)” and insert “2018 (Act 983)”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lix.       Clause 31  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (6), closing

 

phrase after paragraph (b), line 2, delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lx.        Clause 31  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (7), line 2,

 

delete “Seventh” and insert “Third”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxi.       Clause 32  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 3,

 

delete “Eighth” and insert “Fourth”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxii.      Clause 32  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (5), line 3,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxiii.     Clause 33  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), at

 

beginning, delete “A” and insert “In accordance with section 126 of the Public Health Act, 2010 (Act 921), a” and in line 4, delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxiv.     Clause 33  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxv.      Clause 33  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 1,

 

after “importation” insert “or exportation”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxvi.     Clause 34  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

 

paragraph (a), line 2, delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxvii.    Clause 34  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2),

 

paragraph (b), line 2, delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxviii.   Clause 35  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (6), line 3,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxix.     Clause 35  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (7), line 2,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxx.      Clause 36  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 5,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxi.     Clause 36  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 2,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxii.    Clause 37  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 3,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxiii.   Clause 37  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 2,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

lxxiv.   Clause 38  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (3), line 3,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxv.    Clause 38  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (4), line 2,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxvi.   Clause 39  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 3,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxvii.  Clause 41  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (4), line 2,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxviii. Clause 42  –    Amendment proposed  –      Paragraph (a), line 1,

 

delete “endeavours to free or”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxix.   Clause 42  –    Amendment proposed  –      Closing phrase after

 

paragraph (c), line 2, delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxx.    Clause 43  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), redraft

 

as follows:

 

 

 

Penalty for offence committed by an officer of the Commission

 

44. An officer of the Commission or any other officer discharging narcotic duties, who is charged with an offence under this Act, is liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment that is double the penalty provided for that offence under this Act.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxi.   Clause 45  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 3,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxii.  Clause 46  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (5), line 3,

 

delete “transferred to” and insert “placed in the custody of” and in line 4, delete “transferring agency” and insert “agency that first sought to enforce the provisions of this Act against that vessel” and further in line 5, delete “of the transfer”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxiii. Clause 47  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), lines 3

 

and 4, delete “as may be necessary to have the search carried out, which, in any case, shall not exceed” and insert “not exceeding”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxiv. Clause 48  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1),

 

paragraph (g), line 1, delete “or endeavours to retrieve”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxv.  Clause 48  –    Amendment proposed  –      Closing phrase after

 

paragraph (i), line 3, delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxvi. Clause 48  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 2,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second” and also delete “imposed” and insert “not paid”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxvii. Clause 49  –   Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), line 4,

 

delete “Sixth” and insert “Second”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxviii. Clause 51  –  Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (2), delete

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

lxxxix. Clause 52  –    Amendment proposed  –      Subclause (1), line 1,

 

delete “has been” and insert “is”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

xc.       Clause 56  –    Amendment proposed  –      Add the following new

 

Subclause:

 

 

 

“(#)      Any movable property seized shall be transferred to the Commission and the transferring agency shall within thirty-six hours inform the Director-General of the transfer.”

 

 

 

(Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

24.       COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

 

 

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

 

 

APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, 10th December 2019

 

Time:               10:00 a.m.

 

Venue:             Committee Rooms 1 to 3 (Administration Block)

 

Agenda:           To consider the H.E. the President’s nominations for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court.

 

SPECIAL BUDGET COMMITTEE

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, 10th December 2019

 

Time:               10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

Agenda:           To consider the Annual Budget Estimates of the following for the 2020 Financial Year:

 

(i)         Public Services Commission.

 

(ii)        Parliament of Ghana and the Parliamentary Service.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON FOOD, AGRICULTURE AND COCOA AFFAIRS

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, 10th December 2019

 

Time:               10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

Agenda:           To consider the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture for the 2020 Financial Year.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON LANDS AND FORESTRY

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, 10th December 2019

 

Time:               10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

Agenda:           To consider the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources for the 2020 Financial Year.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON DEFENCE AND INTERIOR

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, 10th December 2019

 

Time:               10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

Agenda:           To continue the consideration of the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Interior for the 2020 Financial Year.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON ROADS AND TRANSPORT

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, 10th December 2019

 

Time:               11:00 a.m.

 

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

 

Agenda:           To consider the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Roads and Highways for the 2020 Financial Year.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON MINES AND ENERGY

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, 10th December 2019

 

Time:               12:00 Noon

 

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

 

Agenda:           To consider the Annual Budget Estimates of the Minerals Commission for the 2020 Financial Year.

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, 10th December 2019

 

Time:               12:00 Noon

 

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

 

Agenda:           To consider the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of the Office of Government Machinery for the 2020 Financial Year.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON LANDS AND FORESTRY

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, 10th December 2019

 

Time:               10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

Agenda:           To consider the Annual Budget Estimates of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources for the 2020 Financial Year.


 


 
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DEBATE ON THE FINANCIAL POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31ST DECEMBER, 2020 CONCLUDED.






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