14 Bills to be laid before Parliament

Prof Mike Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament

Prof Mike Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament

Fourteen Bills will be laid before Parliament which reconvened yesterday, and is expected to sit until August.


A press release issued and signed by the Acting Director of Public Affairs of Parliament, Ms Kate Addo named the Ghana Railways Development Bill, 2017, the Creative Arts Bill, 2017, the National Employment Bill, 2017 and the Ghana Shippers Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2017 as some of the bills expected before the House.


The rest are the Ghana Cocoa Board (Amendment) Bill, the Driver and Vehicle License Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and the National Road Safety Agency Bill, 2017.


According to the release 10 instruments will also be presented to the House, some of which include the Receptive Centres Instrument, 2017, the Labour (Domestic Workers) Regulations, 2017, the Ports (Amendment) Regulations, 2017, Driving Schools and Instructors Regulation, 2017 and Road Traffic (Amendment) Regulations 2017.


Twelve papers, the statement added, would be presented to the House including the Auditor-General’s (A-G) Report on the Statement of Foreign Exchange and Receipts of the Bank of Ghana for the Second half year ended June 30, 2016.


The rest are report of the A-G on the Management and Utilisation of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund and other statutory funds for the year ended December 31, 2016 and the Progress report of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) on the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) for January to September, 2015.


The rest are the Annual Report of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) on the management of Petroleum Revenues for the year 2015 and Budget Performance Report in respect with the Ministry of the Interior for the period January to December 2016.

By Julius Yao Petetsi










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