Governing administration has laid in advance of Parliament for approval the Covid-19 Countrywide Have faith in Fund Monthly bill 2020.
Attorney Normal, Gloria Akuffo, laid the monthly bill before Parliament
on Wednesday night.
Second Deputy Speaker, Alban Bagbin, who was presiding more than
sitting down subsequently referred the monthly bill to the Constitutional, Lawful and
Parliamentary Affairs Committee.
The bill when passed into law will give legal backing to the
establishment of the Covid-19 Nationwide Belief Fund to complement the attempts of
government in the struggle towards the disorder.
The fund will get donations for disbursement to folks
who have been negatively impacted by the disorder.
The invoice will also make provisions for how the fund need to
Quickly just after the invoice was submitted to the Residence, the
Constitutional, Lawful and Parliamentary Affairs Committee satisfied and arrived to a
resolve that it is of urgent character and so acceptance processes can be
The committee will post a report to the house on Thursday, urging it to go the monthly bill under a certificate of urgency, as requested by the government.
Chairman of the Committee, Ben Abdallah, who is also MP for
Offinso South, informed JoyNews the
Committee will hope to get Parliament to approve it on Thursday.
If that fails, they will get the job done in the direction of approving it before
the House rises on Saturday.
“We have decided to fulfill tomorrow for us to go by means of the
full bill clause by clause. And if time permits us, we will present a report
on the examination of the entire invoice clause by clause,” he claimed.
“This will help plenary to choose the bill by a 2nd studying and immediately after that, if time permits us, we will choose the monthly bill by the thing to consider phase. If we are equipped to do that, then the monthly bill will be handed tomorrow. If we are not able to do that, by the time we rise on Saturday, this invoice would have been passed into law,” Ben Abdallah extra.
President Nana Akufo-Addo more than the weekend inaugurated the
Board of Trustees of the Covid-19 National Trust Fund, chaired by former Chief
Justice, Sophia Akuffo.
The Minority in Parliament has, however, described the
Covid-19 Nationwide Have faith in Fund as ‘unnecessary’.
Ranking Member on Parliament’s Defence and Inside
Committee, James Agalga, explained it was a duplication of provisions in the
Nationwide Disaster Management Act 2016 which supplies for the establishment of a
Disaster Fund for scenarios like these.