Mr Speaker, I believe the Hon Member who first spoke related to what we meant by
“… efforts are being made for the presentation to Parliament of the following formulae during the ensuing week”.
Mr Speaker, the reason we said so was that, at the time we had not taken possession of the formulae and we were still knocking on doors to have them presented to us.
As I speak now, we have the one for the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund). For the Health Insurance, we were told the person has travelled and we need to get it. Whatever it takes, next week, we should handle it.
The other one with respect to the DACF, I guess Leadership can brainstorm on what to do. The Hon Minority Leader has alluded to the status of whoever takes care for now. My information is that, the Chief Executive at the place has gone beyond his expiry date. So, it has become necessary to change him.
Mr Speaker, we now need to consider before the submission of the name of the person to take charge, whether as the President's representative before his or her name is submitted to Parliament and Parliament approves of the nomination, or in the interim, the person could be considered as the President's represen- tative to shepherd the introduction of the formulae in this House, Mr Speaker, it is for us to decide.
Mr Speaker, because we have not settled that issue, I thought it prudent to still be a bit terse in the language, which is what I did. I thought I had even used a similar language in the Business Committee only for the Hon Minority
Leader, who was my left-hand person at the place, to try to de-robe the Hon Chairman of the Committee.
Mr Speaker, the issue about scholar- ship and the invasion of army worms did not come before the Business Committee. May I remind my Hon Colleague, the Hon Member for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, that the remit of the Business Committee, as captured under Standing Order 160, does not permit the Business Committee to suo moto generate its own Business and programme same. It is for referral to be made to the Committee, and once we have the referral, the Committee then programmes the Business.
Mr Speaker, Hon Kwame Govers Agbodza, the Hon Member of Parliament for Adaklu, has related to some contradic- tions between the designation of the Ministry for Tourism, Arts and Culture.
I believe the Question that was filed relates to that aspect of the Ministry which deals with tourism. So, perhaps, to avoid that confusion, we would have said the Hon Minister responsible for Tourism. I would be right but I take a cue from what he has said. This description did not come from the Business Committee; it was our officers who wrote it, but we shall effect the correction.
Mr Speaker, what is to go to the District Assemblies, because of the situation at the DACF, I guess I have already spoken to it. However, Mr Speaker, I do not see anywhere in the functions of District Assemblies where it is slated that they should supervise examination.
That would bemoan the fact that, maybe, we need to be timeous in the inferring funds to the Assemblies, is a germane issue. But to say that they are not supervising examinations, I do not see anywhere in the remit of the District