Parliament commences sittings on Tuesday, January 28

Accra, Jan. 27, GNA –
Ghana’s Parliament will commence its First Meeting of the Fourth Session of the
7th Parliament on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

A total of 20 bills
are expected to be presented to the House.

A release signed by
Ms Kate Addo, the Director of Public Affairs of Parliament and copied to the
Ghana News Agency on Monday has announced.

The bills would
include; the Affirmative Action Bill, 2019, Rent (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Ghana
Petroleum Hub Development Corporation Bill, 2019 and Community Water and
Sanitation Agency Reform (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

The release said 17
bills were at Committee level and included; Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill,
2018 (Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs), Intestate
Succession Bill, 2018 (Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary
Affairs), Office of the Special Prosecutor (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (Committee on
Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs), and Ghana Communication
Technology University Bill, 2019 (Committee on Education).

It said the Ghana
Cocoa Board (Amendment) Bill, 2017 which was with the Committee on
Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, and the Customs (amendment)
Bill, 2019 with the Finance Committee, would be read the Second time.

The Narcotics Control
Commission Bill, 2019, the Corporate Insolvency Bill, 2019, and the Land Bill,
2018 are at the consideration stage, the release said.

It said the meeting,
which was expected to last nine weeks approximately, would debate a number of
motions and referrals at Committee and the key among the activities would be an
address on the State of the Nation, which would be delivered by President Nana
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during the meeting.