11 June 2014

Ghana: Speaker Urges MMDAs to Submit Businesses for Approval On Time

press release

The Speaker of Parliament, RT Hon Edward Doe Adjaho, has appealed to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MMDAs) of government to respect the time table of the House and submit their respective businesses which require parliamentary approval or consideration on time.

The Speaker said this in his opening remarks at commencement of the second meeting of the second session of the House yesterday.

He explained that the postponement of the date for the concerning of the meeting was due to the rehabilitation of the top layer roof of the chamber which was ripped off by a rain-storm and the completion of some outstanding reports by some committees of the House.

"We were compelled to invite the chairs and ranking members of those committees a week ago and to provide the necessary resources to enable them complete their assignment and reports for submission to the House before the commencement of this meeting, so that we could launch straight into serious business," he said.

He disclosed that this present meeting may be short but quite packed and urged members "to continue to give the chair the maximum cooperation" so that the House could rise early to enable the work relating to the re-configuration of the chamber to proceed on schedule.

The House at commencement of public business took the Excise Duty Bill through the consideration stage.

Source: ISD (Gilbert Ankrah)

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