Parliament will later today, commence sitting for the Second meeting of the session.
At least 36 bills are expected to be presented to during this meeting beginning today, Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
These Bills include the Affirmative Action Bill, 2020, the Criminal Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the National Ambulance Service (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
Also eighteen Bills are currently at the Committee level, including the Public Universities Bill, 2020; Conduct of Public Officers Bills, 2018; Exemptions Bill, 2019; Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill, 2018; Intestate Succession Bill, 2018, which are expected to be worked on during this meeting.
In an interview on OTEC Fm’s Morning show, kate addo – deputy director of public afffairs said leadership of the House has given the assurance it will critically observe social distancing protocol during this meeting.
The Bill seeks to address the social, cultural, economic and political gender imbalance in Ghana based on the historical discrimination against women emanating from persistent patriarchal sociocultural systems and norms in spite of the gender equality of men and women.
The Bill, when passed will provide a framework for gender equality and the empowerment of women aimed at providing both the executive and legislative yardstick for measuring the commitment and progress of the country towards achieving gender equality.