The Right to Information (RTI) bill together with the Affirmative Action bill and the Code of Conduct bill are expected to be prioritized and worked on for them to be passed as Parliament resumes sitting today for the first time since the Christmas break.
Before going for that festive break, the speaker of Parliament Professor Mike Oquaye assured that the RTI bill will be finalized and passed as soon as they resumed sitting for the first time in 2019. It appears the august house is bent on fulfilling their word as Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye has reiterated that they are committed to seeing to the passing of the bill as well as several others which they will be working on this year.
Delivering his opening remarks upon the resumption of the house from the Christmas break earlier today, Speaker Professor Mike Oquaye indicated that the bills are expected to be extensively debated and passed in the coming days.
“Work on the much awaited Right to Information Bill is expected to be concluded and passed to law. Similarly, the Conduct of the Public Officers Bill which has been with the house for quite some time will be worked upon and passed. The same will be with regards to the Affirmative Action Bill”, the speaker of Parliament said.
He added; “During the meeting about 39 bills and 25 Instruments are expected to be laid before the honorable house. We shall assiduously work to pass them into laws as expected of us”.
Meanwhile Parliament is also expected to prepare to host the President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who will be delivering his state of the Nations Address for the first time in 2019 somewhere next month.