Six Ministers are anticipated to appear before the House in the next week, according to Mr. Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin, Vice Chairman of the Business Committee of Parliament, to answer 38 questions, one of which is urgent while the other 37 are oral.
The six ministers he identified were a Minister of State in the Office of the President, the Ministers of Land and Natural Resources, Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Employment and Labour Relations, Sanitation and Water Resources, and Roads and Highways.
As the Deputy Majority Leader and presenter of the House’s Business Statement for the week ending June 16, 2023, Mr. Afenyo-Markin stated as much on Friday.
He also reaffirmed Mr. Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu’s earlier appeal, in which he requested Committees with referrals, notably on public Bills, to speed work on the other similar items for the House’s consideration.
“Mr. Speaker, this request from the matter Committee stems from the reality that there are just seven weeks remaining for the House to examine these crucial Bills and any other legislative matter that may need the House’s consideration,” he added.
The Grains Development Authority Bill, 2022, Wildlife Resources Authority Bill, 2022, Intestate Succession Bill, 2022, Ghana Industrial Property Office Bill, 2023, Rent Bill, 2023, Budget Bill, 2023, Criminal Offences (Amendment Bill, 2023), and National Petroleum Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2023 are among the pending bills that Mr. Afenyo-Markin urged the Committees to complete as soon as possible for the House’s consideration.