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Parliament Resumes Sitting After Easter Break

Parliament on Tuesday, May 25 reconvened for the commencement of the second meeting of the 8th Parliament of the fourth republic with a call on members to give the leadership the needed co-operation and to improve on attendance to enable the House to complete its business on time.

In a statement signed by the Public Affairs Department of Parliament, it said "The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin in welcoming the members informed the house that he has received a communique from the Presidency on the President's nomination of a Minister of State and Deputy Ministers as well as the appointment of Lawyer Kissi Agyabeng as Special Prosecutor to replace the first Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu who resigned from h post"

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The statement also added that the Speaker has charged the Appointments Committee to hold a public hearing from Tuesday 2nd to Wednesday 16th June to vet the nominees.

The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bagbin urged members to contribute to debates and issues of the house as a call to national service.

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He indicated that the house is expected to consider five key bills which include; Ghana Standards Board Bill, 2021, Exemptions Bill 2021, and the Consumer Protection Bill 2021 as well as the Petroleum Revenue Management (Amendment) 2021, and Advertising Council Bill, 2021.

Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu urged members to put in their best and called on them to give the leadership the needed co-operation.

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The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu on the other hand promised his party's total commitment and support to the democratic process and gave the assurance that his side will not be an obstruction to government business and a smooth parliamentary process.

Below are copies of the release:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith