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Parliamentary Affair engages leaderships of standing and select Committees

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is engaging the leadership of Parliaments standing and select Committees as it is the Committee rooms where most of the public are shaped and finally legislation fashioned out.

Section 156 of the standing orders says, “the standing and select committees of the House shall be constituted and shall be assigned such functions as are specified in the orders. All bills and resolutions and other matters relating to the subjects within their jurisdiction shall be referred to them as provided for in the standing order”.

The engagement seeks examine the institutional frame work and its effects on the Committees of Parliament  and discuss the nature of the relationship between the committees and the House as well as evaluate the performance of the Committees in the House.  

Chairs and rankings of committees who are being engaged would identify and discuss the institutional and operational challenges of the committees of the House interrogate, the relationship between political parties and their parliamentarians on various committees and offer recommendations to rejuvenate the performance of the committees.   

The engagement is on the theme, “the committee system in Ghana’s Parliament: An assessment”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/  

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