Ghana: LAST WEEK IN PARLIAMENT- 6th July-9th July 20211

Posted on  July 12, 2021  by  Pnafrica

1.Ms. Joycelyn Tetteh asked the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection when the school feeding program would be extended to the under-listed schools in the North Dayi District: (i) Awate Tornu D/A Basic School (ii) Vakpo New Adomi D/A Basic School (iii) Wusuta Kpeme/Sakakyire D/A Basic School.

2. Ms. Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe asked the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources when the following communities and their environs in the Ada Constituency will get continuous flow of pipe-borne water: (i) Anyakpo (ii) Songutsokpa (iii) Patukope (iv) Elavanyo (v) Pute (vi) Totope (vii) Midier (viii) Aminapa (ix) Lufenya (x) Gbanave (xi) Gbantana (xii) Kopehem (xiii) Kakietsekope (xiv) Amlakpo (xv) Kasseh (xvi) Asigbekope (xvii) Fantevikope (xviii) Kpodokope (xix) Tojeh (xx) Kajanya.

3. Mr. Christian Corletey Otuteye asked the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources if there are plans to help solve the water crisis facing Sege Constituency.

4. Mr. Sanja Nanja asked the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources what measures the Ministry is putting in place to curb the perennial water crisis in Atebubu Township.

5. The Majority leader presented the following;

(i) Report of the Auditor-General on Pre-University Educational Institutions for the Financial Year Ended 31st December 2020.

(ii) Report of the Auditor-General on the Management and Utilisation of District Assemblies’ Common Fund (DACF) and Other Statutory Funds for the year ended 31st December 2020.

(iii) Report of the Auditor-General on the Accounts of District Assemblies for the Financial Year Ended 31st December, 2020.

(iv) Report of the Auditor-General on the Public Sector Accounts of Ghana (Consolidated Fund [General Government]) for the Year Ended 31st December, 2020.

(v) Report of the Auditor-General on the Public Accounts of Ghana (Ministries, Departments and Other Agencies) for the Year Ended 31st December, 2020.

(vi) Report of the Auditor-General on the Public Accounts of Ghana (Public Boards, Corporations and Other Statutory Institutions) for the Period Ended 31st December, 2020.

(vii) Report of the Auditor-General on the Public Accounts of Ghana (Technical Universities) for the Period Ended 31st December, 2020.

(viii) Report of the Auditor-General on the Consolidated Statements of the Foreign Exchange Receipts and Payments of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) for the Year Ended 31st December, 2020.

(ix) Performance Audit Report of the Auditor-General on the Construction of Thirty (30) 1000MT Warehouses.

(x) Performance Audit Report of the Auditor-General on the Provision of Adoption Services by Central Adoption Authority and Department of Social Welfare.

(xi) Performance Audit Report of the Auditor-General on Regulating Reclamation Activities at Small-Scale Mining Sites.

(xii) Performance Audit Report of the Auditor-General on Selected Road Works in the Greater Kumasi Metropolis.

6. The chairman of the committee presented

(I) A Report of the Committee on Youth, Sports and Culture on the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Youth and Sports) and the African Union (represented by the African Union Commission) relating to the Technical and Material Hosting of the 13th African Games in Accra, Ghana in 2023.

(ii) A Report of the Committee on Environment, Science and Technology on the Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (acting through the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation) and the Swiss Confederation (acting through the Federal Department for the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications) towards the Implementation of the Article Six (6) of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

7. The Honorable House hereby approved to waive such Import Duties, GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, Import VAT, and EXIM Levy on materials, plant, machinery and equipment or parts to be imported by B5 Plus Limited, Ferro Fabrik Limited, Everpure Holdings Limited and Miro Forestry Ghana Limited under the implementation of the One District One Factory (1D1F) program.

8. The House approved the Financing Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and the International Development Association for an amount of Two Hundred Million United States Dollars (US$200,000,000.00) as Additional Financing for the Ghana COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project.

9. The committee on Government Assurances met to discuss the Committee’s program of activities.

10. The committee on Health held discussions with officials of the following institutions on issues relating to delays in the payment of National Health Insurance claims:

(i) Ministry of Health; (ii) Ministry of Finance; (iii) Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT); (iv) Controller and Accountant-General’s Department; (v) National Health Insurance Authority; and (vi) Private Health Facilities Association of Ghana.

11. Mr. Joseph Kwame Kumah asked the Minister for the Interior when relief items would be distributed to victims of rainstorms that occurred in March and April 2021 in the following communities: (i) Kintampo Township (ii) Babatorkuma (iii) Kadelso (iv) Sronase (v) Tahirukura (vi) Jatokura (vii) Portor (viii) Benkrom.

 

 

12. Mr. Bismark Tetteh Nyarko asked the Minister for the Interior what caused the closure of the Sekesua Police Station and whether there are plans by the Ministry to reopen the station to enhance security.

13. MP for Offinso south, Dr. Yaw Opoku made a statement on the cocoa swollen shoot virus, a potential threat to the cocoa industry in Ghana. He stated that the country should look for more funding to cover cocoa swollen shoot affected areas outside the AFBD program and there must be mass education on the swollen shoot virus to get all affected farmers on board. Special funds to the cocoa institute to scale up the disease control program.

14. Honorable member, Cynthia Mamle Morrison made a statement to congratulate the H.E. the President on his reelection as ECOWAS chair.

15.  The Four-Member Committee tasked to investigate the assault of residents in the Upper West Regional capital of Wa after its preliminary findings concluded that all military personnel on duty in Wa barracks on July 1, when some of them brutalised the residents have to be punished. Consequently, the Orderly has been demoted from Staff Sergeant to Corporal whilst the Guard Commander and the Sentry have been demoted from Corporal to Private and Lance Corporal to Private respectively.

16. Officials of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) cited for several infractions in the 2017 Auditor-General’s Report of the Public Accounts of Ministries, Departments and Agencies failed to appear before the Public Accounts Committee on Friday.

17. The Judicial Service and the Ministry of Education (MOE) together with its agency, the Ghana Education Service (GES) on Tuesday July 06, 2021 appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to account for public funds at their disposal in respect of the Auditor-General Report on their finances for the year ended 31st December 2017.

18. MP for Tema central made a statement on Africa continental free trade area and strategic positioning of Ghana.

19. A statement was made by MP for Ablekuma south, Alex Okoe on attack on mobile money vendors and the way forward.

21. The Majority Leader presented Standing Orders of the Parliament of Ghana 2021 (C.I. …).

22. The Finance committee held discussions with officials of the following institutions:

(a) 37 Military Hospital; (b) Biomedical Unit; and (c) National Cardiothoracic Centre.

23. The Finance committee met to consider the Request for waiver of Import Duty, Import GETFund Levy, Import NHIL, Import VAT, EXIM Levy, COVID-19 Recovery Levy, Special Import Levy, ECOWAS Levy, and AU Levy amounting to the Ghana Cedi equivalent of Eleven Million, Five Hundred and Twelve Thousand, Nine Hundred and Forty-Six (US$11,512,946.00) on materials, equipment and works required to be procured for the China-Aided Phase II Project at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) at Ho in the Volta Region.

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