Right to Information bill To Be Given Serious Consideration In Parliament On...

Right to Information bill To Be Given Serious Consideration In Parliament On Tuesday

Parliament of Ghana. Photo Credit: gbc.com

The next parliamentary meetings beginning from Tuesday October 27, will be loaded with many important bills that include the Right to Information bill.

The bill is part of 13 other bills now at consideration stages that also includes Companies Bill,2013, Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Bill, Whistleblower (Amendment) Bill, 2015, Ghana Aids Commission Bill and Public Procurement (Amendment) Bill. Aside of these, there are twenty five (25) Bills at table for presentation, these include; Ghana School of Law Bill, Legal Service Bill, Road safety Bill, Tax Administration Bill, Electronic Communication Bill among others.

A summary of agenda released from the Public Affairs Directorate of parliament, for the 3rd meeting of the 3rd session of the 6th parliament of the 4th republic disclosed that, Nine Motions have been tabled for Debate and eighty eight (88) other referrals of Bills at the Committee.

The release which was signed by Dep. Director in Charge of Public Affairs of Parliament of Ghana, Ms. Kate Addo, said during the meeting, the 2016 budget will be read and appropriate Bills will be passed. MPs will also move to the newly refurbished Job 600 Offices.

It further stated that the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Africa Region Conference will be held from 2nd to 6th November, 2015.

The statement which was made available to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, (GBC), added that the conference will bring various Speakers, Presiding Officers etc. from eighteen (18) African countries.

Gambia the statement said will also be participating in the Conference.

“The Nine Lessons and a Carol will also be held on the 16th of December, 2015.” The statement concluded.