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REQUEST FOR WRITTEN MEMORANDA

The Parliamentary Select Committee, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs wishes to bring to the attention of the General Public that the under listed Bills have been laid in Parliament and referred to the Committee for consideration and report: Criminal Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2021 Office Of Special Prosecutor (Amendment) Bill, 2021 Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021 --Read more--

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REQUEST FOR WRITTEN MEMORANDA

The Parliamentary Select Committee, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs wishes to bring to the attention of the General Public that the under listed Bills have been laid in Parliament and referred to the Committee for consideration and report:

 

  1. Criminal Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2021
  2. Office Of Special Prosecutor (Amendment) Bill, 2021
  3. Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021

 

The committee therefore request for written Memoranda in respect of the above-mentioned Bills. The Memoranda must reach the Committee not later than Thursday 30th September, 2021 through the postal or email address below:

 

  1. THE CLERK TO THE COMMITTEE

     COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL LEGAL & PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

     OFFICE OF PARLIAMENT

     OSU - ACCRA

  2.  daowusu-agyekum@parliament.gh

 

Please note that soft copies of the Bills can be found on Parliament’s official website @ www.parliament.gh

 

For further enquiries, please contact the Clerk to the Committee on 0545660105.

 

ISSUED BY

The Director, Public Affairs Dept.


15-09-2021    




PROCEEDINGS - PLENARY



× The House is adjourned sine die



IN THE FIRST SESSION OF THE EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

OF THE FOURTEENTH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

 

ORDER PAPER

 

FOR THE THIRTIETH SITTING OF THE SECOND

MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

 

FRIDAY, 16TH JULY, 2021


 

C O N T E N T

 

                                                                                                                                               Page

 

1)             PRAYERS                                                                                                                2

 

 

 

2)             MESSAGES FROM THE PRESIDENT                                                                    2

 

 

 

3)             FORMAL COMMUNICATION BY THE SPEAKER                                                                2

 

 

 

4)             CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND OFFICIAL REPORT         2

 

 

 

5)             BUSINESS STATEMENT FOR THE NINTH WEEK                                                               2

 

 

 

6)             STATEMENTS                                                                                                        2

 

 

 

7)             PRESENTATION OF PAPERS                                                                                2

 

 

 

8)             MOTIONS:

 

(a)            Adoption of the Reports of the Finance Committee on the following Tax

 

waivers in respect of:

 

(i)            B5 Plus Limited under the implementation of the One District One

 

Factory (1D1F) programme                                                     3

 

(ii)           Ferro Fabrik Limited under the implementation of the One District

 

One Factory (1D1F) programme                                                              5

 

                                (iii)          Everpure Holdings Limited under the implementation of the One

 

District One Factory (1D1F) programme                                  7

 

                                (iv)          Miro Forestry Ghana Limited under the implementation of the One

 

District One Factory (1D1F) programme                                  9

 

                (b)           PRIVATE MEMBERS’ MOTIONS relating to the following:

 

(i)            Frontiers Healthcare Services Limited                                      11

 

(ii)           Passing of a law to mainstream and streamline Corporate Social

 

Responsibility (CSR) in Ghana                                                11

 

 

 

9)             COMMITTEE SITTINGS                                                                                        12

 

 


BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

 

1.         PRAYERS

 

 

 

 

 

2.         MESSAGES FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

 

 

 

 

3.         FORMAL COMMUNICATION BY THE SPEAKER

 

 

 

 

 

4.         CORRECTION OF VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AND      OFFICIAL REPORT

 

 

 

 

 

5.         BUSINESS STATEMENT FOR THE NINTH WEEK

 

(Chairman, Business Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

6.         STATEMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

7.         PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

 

 

 

            The following Papers to be presented:

 

 

 

(a)        By the Minister for Health

 

Change/Variation Order to 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 Thirty-Eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros (€138,500,000.00) to complete the revised scope of Works in respect of the execution of the Modernisation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Maternity and Children’s Blocks.

 

(b)        By the Chairman of the Committee

 

Report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration) and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on Mutual Exemption of Entry Visa Requirements in respect of Diplomatic, Service/Special and Ordinary Passport Holders.

 

 

 

8.         MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of Import Duties, GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, Import VAT, and EXIM Levy amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Eleven Million, Four Hundred and Forty-One Thousand, Six Hundred and Thirty-Eight United States Dollars and Thirty-Two Cents (US$11,441,638.32) on materials, plant, machinery and equipment or parts to be imported by B5 Plus Limited under the implementation of the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme.

 

 

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

9.         RESOLUTION

 

 

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED TO ADOPT THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:

 

 

 

WHEREAS

 

1.   By the provisions of article 174 (2) of the Constitution, Parliament is empowered to confer power on any person or authority to waive or vary a tax imposed by an Act of Parliament;

 

 

 

2.   The exercise of any power conferred on any person or authority to waive or vary a tax in favour of any person or authority is by the said provisions made subject to the prior approval of Parliament by resolution;

 

3.   By the combined operation of the provisions of section 150(i) of the Customs Act 2015, (Act 891), the Export and Import Act, 1995 (Act 503), the Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial Fund Act, 2013 (Act 872), the Value Added Tax Act, 2013 (Act 870), the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act 890), the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act, 2017 (Act 948) and other existing Laws and Regulations applicable to the collection of Customs duties and other taxes on the importation of goods into Ghana, the Minister for Finance may exempt any statutory corporation, institution or individual from the payment of duties and taxes otherwise payable under the said Laws and Regulations or waive or vary the requirement of such statutory corporation, institution or individual to pay such duties and taxes;

 

 

 

4.   In accordance with the provisions 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 a request by the Minister for Finance for the prior approval of Parliament the exercise by him of his power under the Laws and Regulations relating to the waiver of Import Duties, GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, Import VAT, and EXIM Levy amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Eleven Million, Four Hundred and Forty-One Thousand, Six Hundred and Thirty-Eight United States Dollars and Thirty-Two Cents (US$11,441,638.32) on materials, plant, machinery and equipment or parts to be imported by B5 Plus Limited under the implementation of the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme.

 

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, this Honourable House hereby approves, by resolution, the exercise by the Minister responsible for Finance of the power granted to him by Parliament by Statute to waive such Import Duties, GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, Import VAT, and EXIM Levy amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Eleven Million, Four Hundred and Forty-One Thousand, Six Hundred and Thirty-Eight United States Dollars and Thirty-Two Cents (US$11,441,638.32) on materials, plant, machinery and equipment or parts to be imported by B5 Plus Limited under the implementation of the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

10.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of Import Duties, GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, Import VAT, and EXIM Levy amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Eight Million, Thirty-Nine Thousand, Five Hundred and Ninety-Five United States Dollars (US$8,039,595.00) on materials, plant, machinery and equipment or parts to be imported by Ferro Fabrik Limited under the implementation of the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme.

 

 

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

11.       RESOLUTION

 

 

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED TO ADOPT THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:

 

 

 

WHEREAS

 

1.   By the provisions of article 174 (2) of the Constitution, Parliament is empowered to confer power on any person or authority to waive or vary a tax imposed by an Act of Parliament;

 

 

 

2.   The exercise of any power conferred on any person or authority to waive or vary a tax in favour of any person or authority is by the said provisions made subject to the prior approval of Parliament by resolution;

 

 

 

3.   By the combined operation of the provisions of section 150(i) of the Customs Act 2015, (Act 891), the Export and Import Act, 1995 (Act 503), the Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial Fund Act, 2013 (Act 872), the Value Added Tax Act, 2013 (Act 870), the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act 890), the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act, 2017 (Act 948) and other existing Laws and Regulations applicable to the collection of Customs duties and other taxes on the importation of goods into Ghana, the Minister for Finance may exempt any statutory corporation, institution or individual from the payment of duties and taxes otherwise payable under the said Laws and Regulations or waive or vary the requirement of such statutory corporation, institution or individual to pay such duties and taxes;

 

 

 

4.   In accordance with the provisions 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 a request by the Minister for Finance for the prior approval of Parliament the exercise by him of his power under the Laws and Regulations relating to the waiver of Import Duties, GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, Import VAT, and EXIM Levy amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Eight Million, Thirty-Nine Thousand, Five Hundred and Ninety-Five United States Dollars (US$8,039,595.00) on materials, plant, machinery and equipment or parts to be imported by Ferro Fabrik Limited under the implementation of the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme.

 

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, this Honourable House hereby approves, by resolution, the exercise by the Minister responsible for Finance of the power granted to him by Parliament by Statute to waive such Import Duties, GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, Import VAT, and EXIM Levy amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Eight Million, Thirty-Nine Thousand, Five Hundred and Ninety-Five United States Dollars (US$8,039,595.00) on materials, plant, machinery and equipment or parts to be imported by Ferro Fabrik Limited under the implementation of the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

12.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of Import Duties, Import VAT, GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, and EXIM Levy amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of One Million, Seven Hundred and Twenty-Four Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty-Three United States Dollars and Thirty-Three Cents (US$1,724,133.33) on materials, plant, machinery and equipment or parts to be imported by Everpure Holdings Limited under the implementation of the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme.

 

 

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

13.       RESOLUTION

 

 

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED TO ADOPT THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:

 

 

 

WHEREAS

 

 

 

1.   By the provisions of article 174 (2) of the Constitution, Parliament is empowered to confer power on any person or authority to waive or vary a tax imposed by an Act of Parliament;

 

 

 

2.   The exercise of any power conferred on any person or authority to waive or vary a tax in favour of any person or authority is by the said provisions made subject to the prior approval of Parliament by resolution;

 

 

 

3.   By the combined operation of the provisions of section 150(i) of the Customs Act 2015, (Act 891), the Export and Import Act, 1995 (Act 503), the Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial Fund Act, 2013 (Act 872), the Value Added Tax Act, 2013 (Act 870), the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act 890), the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act, 2017 (Act 948) and other existing Laws and Regulations applicable to the collection of Customs duties and other taxes on the importation of goods into Ghana, the Minister for Finance may exempt any statutory corporation, institution or individual from the payment of duties and taxes otherwise payable under the said Laws and Regulations or waive or vary the requirement of such statutory corporation, institution or individual to pay such duties and taxes;

 

 

 

4.   In accordance with the provisions 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 a request by the Minister for Finance for the prior approval of Parliament the exercise by him of his power under the Laws and Regulations relating to the waiver of Import Duties, Import VAT, GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, and EXIM Levy amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of One Million, Seven Hundred and Twenty-Four Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty-Three United States Dollars and Thirty-Three Cents (US$1,724,133.33) on materials, plant, machinery and equipment or parts to be imported by Everpure Holdings Limited under the implementation of the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme.

 

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, this Honourable House hereby approves, by resolution, the exercise by the Minister responsible for Finance of the power granted to him by Parliament by Statute to waive such Import Duties, Import VAT, GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, and EXIM Levy amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of One Million, Seven Hundred and Twenty-Four Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty-Three United States Dollars and Thirty-Three Cents (US$1,724,133.33) on materials, plant, machinery and equipment or parts to be imported by Everpure Holdings Limited under the implementation of the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

14.       MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House adopts the Report of the Finance Committee on the Request for waiver of Import Duties, Import VAT, GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, and EXIM Levy amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of One Million, Three Hundred and Eighty-Nine Thousand, and Nineteen United States Dollars (US$1,389,019.00) on materials, plant, machinery and equipment or parts to be imported by Miro Forestry Ghana Limited under the implementation of the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme.

 

 

 

                        (Chairman of the Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

15.       RESOLUTION

 

 

 

THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED TO ADOPT THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:

 

 

 

WHEREAS

 

 

 

1.   By the provisions of article 174 (2) of the Constitution, Parliament is empowered to confer power on any person or authority to waive or vary a tax imposed by an Act of Parliament;

 

 

 

2.   The exercise of any power conferred on any person or authority to waive or vary a tax in favour of any person or authority is by the said provisions made subject to the prior approval of Parliament by resolution;

 

 

 

3.   By the combined operation of the provisions of section 150(i) of the Customs Act 2015, (Act 891), the Export and Import Act, 1995 (Act 503), the Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial Fund Act, 2013 (Act 872), the Value Added Tax Act, 2013 (Act 870), the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act 890), the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act, 2017 (Act 948) and other existing Laws and Regulations applicable to the collection of Customs duties and other taxes on the importation of goods into Ghana, the Minister for Finance may exempt any statutory corporation, institution or individual from the payment of duties and taxes otherwise payable under the said Laws and Regulations or waive or vary the requirement of such statutory corporation, institution or individual to pay such duties and taxes;

 

 

 

4.   In accordance with the provisions 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 a request by the Minister for Finance for the prior approval of Parliament the exercise by him of his power under the Laws and Regulations relating to the waiver of Import Duties, Import VAT, GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, and EXIM Levy amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of One Million, Three Hundred and Eighty-Nine Thousand, and Nineteen United States Dollars (US$1,389,019.00) on materials, plant, machinery and equipment or parts to be imported by Miro Forestry Ghana Limited under the implementation of the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme.

 

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, this Honourable House hereby approves, by resolution, the exercise by the Minister responsible for Finance of the power granted to him by Parliament by Statute to waive such Import Duties, Import VAT, GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, and EXIM Levy amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of One Million, Three Hundred and Eighty-Nine Thousand, and Nineteen United States Dollars (US$1,389,019.00) on materials, plant, machinery and equipment or parts to be imported by Miro Forestry Ghana Limited under the implementation of the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme.

 

 

 

                                    (Minister for Finance)

 

 

 

 

 

16.       PRIVATE MEMBERS’ MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House constitutes a bi-partisan Committee to investigate the circumstances under which Frontiers Healthcare Services Limited was awarded a contract to conduct COVID-19 antigen testing at the Kotoka International Airport, the terms of the contract, the track record of Frontiers Healthcare Services Limited, the efficacy, safety and reliability of the testing and to make consequential recommendations for the consideration of the House.

 

 

 

(Mr. Haruna Iddrisu)

 

(Alhaji Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka)

 

(Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa)

 

(Mr. Kwabena Mintah Akandoh)

 

(Dr. Sebastian Ngmenenso Sandaare)

 

(Mr. Kwame Governs Agbodza)

 

(Dr. Mark Kurt Nawaane)

 

(Mr. Ernest Henry Norgbey)

 

 

 

 

 

17.       PRIVATE MEMBERS’ MOTION

 

 

 

That this Honourable House passes a law to mainstream and streamline Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Ghana to ensure a cogent, equitable and sustainable national development.

 

 

 

(Mr. Frank Annoh-Dompreh)

 

(Mr. Yaw Frimpong Addo)

 

(Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa)

 

(Mr. Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwami Dafeamekpor)

 

(Dr. Kingsley Nyarko)

 

(Mrs. Gizella Tetteh-Agbotui)

 

(Mr. Vincent Ekow Assafuah)

 

(Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare)

 

(Mr. Paul Apreku Twum-Barimah)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.       COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

 

 

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE SITTINGS

 

 

 

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON THE INVESTIGATION OF THE PROCUREMENT CONTRACT FOR SPUTNIK-V COVID-19 VACCINES

 

 

 

Date:               Monday, 19th July 2021

 

Time:               9:00 a.m.

 

Venue:             Committee Rooms 1 to 3 (Administration Block)

 

Agenda:           To continue deliberations on the investigations into the procurement contracts between the Government of the Republic of Ghana and Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum and S.L. Global for the supply of Sputnik-V COVID-19 Vaccines.


 

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