Parliament resumes Today: Anti-Gay Bill very high on agenda
The third gathering of the fourth meeting of the eighth Parliament will start today Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at 10:00 O’clock at Parliament House, Accra.
The gathering is supposed to take nine weeks after which the House will go on break in December. The house is planned to deal with Bills and papers at their different stages.
A sum of 56 bills are relied upon to be introduced before the House. These Include Affirmative Action Bill, 2021, Interstate Succession Bill, 2021, Rent Bill, 2021, Aged Persons Bill, 2021, Small Scale Mining Bill 2021.
Three bills are as of now at the panel level. They are:
Office of the Special Prosecutor (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Criminal Offenses (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021.
The standing Orders of the Parliament of Ghana, 2021, Revenue Administration Regulations, 2021, Copyright Regulations, 2021, National Information Technology Agency Regulations, 2021 among others are instruments for show and at Committee.
Papers, movements for discussion, petitions and questions will be considered by the Speaker during this gathering.
The session will likewise observe the nine lessons and hymns towards the wrap up of the third session.
Parliament has received over 100 petitions either against or in support of the anti-gay bill.
Below are 18 intellectuals against the bill:
Source : africaneditors.com