Mr Speaker, a Question has been asked of the Chairperson on the Committee on Lands and Forestry. I guess this would be the first time when formally, an Hon Chairperson is being asked a Question.
Mr Speaker, we would see how it goes.
Mr Speaker, seven (7) Ministers are expected to attend upon the House to respond to sixteen (16) Questions during the week. One Question is to an Hon Colleague member of Parliament who is the Hon Chairperson for the committee on Lands and Forestry.
Mr Speaker, pursuant to Order 70(2), Ministers of State may be permitted to make Statements of Government policy. Statements duly admitted by Mr Speaker may be made in the House by Hon Members in accordance with Order 72.
Bills, Papers and Reports
Mr Speaker, Bills may be presented to the House for First Reading in accordance with Order 120. However, those of urgent nature may be taken through the various stages in one day in accordance with Order 119.
Pursuant to Order 75, Papers for presentation to the House may be placed on the Order Paper for laying. Committee reports may also be presented to the House for consideration and possible adoption.
Motions and Resolutions
Mr Speaker, Motions may be debated and their consequential Resolutions, if any, taken during the week.
Sitting of the House on Monday/Extended Sittings
Mr Speaker, the Business Committee recommends that the House would continue to Sit on Mondays. In the event, the House shall sit on Monday, 23rd July,
Furthermore, the House would continue to have extended Sittings beyond the stipulated time of 2:00 p.m. as provided under Standing Order 40(2).
Precedence of Public Business Over Other Business at Plenary
Mr Speaker, given the volume of outstanding business to be transacted by the House, the Business Committee strongly recommends that Public Business takes precedence over other Business programmed for the House during the ensuing week.
In this regard, Questions scheduled for the week and Statements, particularly commemorative ones, would be taken during late afternoon each day. For the avoidance of doubt, only Statements of government policy or on matters of urgent public importance may be delivered during the first half of the Sittings of the House each day.
Funerals of Statesmen
Mr Speaker, the Business Committee hereby informs all Hon Members that, on Thursday, 26th July, 2018, the one-week observance of the death of the former Member of Parliament for Sunyani East, a former Minority Leader, a former Majority Leader and Senior Minister, Hon Joseph Henry Mensah, would be held.
In this regard, the House would commence sitting at 10:00 a.m., suspend the Sitting at 2:00 p.m. to attend the one- week observance and resume proceedings
of the House, hopefully, at 4:00 p.m. Further details would be communicated in due course.
Furthermore, the burial service for former Vice-President of the Republic, H.E. Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, would be held on Friday, 27th July, 2018, at the Accra International Conference Centre. In view of this programme, Sitting of the House is expected to commence at 12:00 noon and not the usual 10 o'clock in the morning.
It is hoped that Hon Members would be in attendance to pay their last respect to the former second gentleman of the Republic.
Young Parliamentarian Forum
Mr Speaker, the Young Parliamen- tarians Forum is scheduled to hold its official launching on Wednesday, 25th July, 2018, at the 12th Floor of Job 600 office complex. The Young Parliamen- tarians Forum is a forum of all Sitting Members of Parliament below the age of 40 years.
All Hon Members who are below age 40 are accordingly informed to attend.
Mr Speaker, as I have indicated over the past two weeks at the presentation of the Business Statement, the House is expected to adjourn sine die on Friday, 27 July, 2018.
However, given the extra activities programmed for Wednesday through Friday, the House may Sit on Saturday and close at midday since we would not want to over-stretch the endurance of Hon Members.
Mr Speaker, in accordance with Standing Order 160(2) and subject to Standing Order 53, the Committee submits
to this Honourable House the order in which the Business of the House shall be taken during the week under considera- tion.
*315. Mr Magnus Kofi Amoatey (Yilo Krobo): To ask the Minister for Education when the uncompleted classroom blocks of the Yilo Krobo Senior High School at Somanya would be completed.
*316. Mr Magnus Kofi Amoatey (Yilo Krobo): To ask the Minister for Education what steps the Ministry is taking to complete the GETFund funded projects that stand un- completed in the Yilo Krobo Constituency, particularly the following Basic School Projects: (i) Brukum Tsretsum (ii) Donguanor- Bisease (iii) Teapuornya (iv) Djopleminia (v) Korboe-Okumka Ahmadiya (vi) Akertebuor R. C. (vii) Tsebi-Teyi (viii) Yinase.
*370. Mr John Majisi (Krachi Nchumuru): To ask the Minister for Education when work will resume and be completed on the following GETFund projects:
i. 6-Unit Classroom Block at Anyinamae;
ii. 6-Unit Classroom Block at Banda-Buya;
iii. 3-Unit Classroom Block at Lonkolo.
*421. Dr Mark Kurt Nawaane (Nabdam): To ask the Minister for Education whether some basic schools in the Nabdam District have