Speaker recalls Parliament for Third Meeting beginning June 11

 Members of Parlia­ment have been re­called from recess to commence the third meeting of the fourth session of the Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Re­public on June 11.

The notice of commence­ment, issued by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, on Monday, May 27, 2024, gave Parliament House, Accra, as the venue for the meeting.

The recall is in pursuance to Order 58 of the Standing Or­ders of Parliament and Article 112 of the 1992 Constitution which clothes the Speaker with the powers of summoning and dissolution of the House.

Being the penultimate meet­ing before the dissolution of the legislative assembly on January 6, 2025, the upcoming meeting is expected to be eventful with the presentation of the 2024 mid-year budget review and other government businesses.

Also high on the agenda would be the approval of tax waivers to the tune of US$350 million for 42 One District One Factory companies pending before the House.

The request for waiver was one of the three reasons the Majority caucus triggered an emergency recall a fortnight ago.

Mr Alexander Afenyo-Mar­kin, Majority Leader and MP for Effutu, has since impressed on his colleagues in the minority to support the government to grow the economy and is expected to push that agenda when the House reconvenes.

The meeting is also expected to be used to deliberate on a number of government-spon­sored Bills before the House including the Affirmative Action Bill, private member bills, resolutions and a number of petitions to the Speaker as has been hinted by some of the members.


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