Parliament has invited the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, to appear before it tomorrow to answer questions on acquisition of passports by non-Ghanaian citizens.


The invitation follows questions files by Hon Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu.


The Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, who made this known in Accra, yesterday, when he presented the business statement for the week ending 20th October 2017, indicated that Ms Botchwey was also expected to answer questions on the revision by other countries of the diplomatic courtesies extended to Ghana’s former Presidents and other deserving Ghanaian officials.


Hon. Mensah-Bonsu also informed members that a report of the Finance Committee on the request for waiver of Import Duties, Import Value Added Tax, ECOWAS Levy and Inspection Fees as assessed on imported construction materials and equipment in respect of the upgrade and major rehabilitation of the Tamale Teaching Hospital – Phase II by VAMED Engineering International BV would be presented before the house.


Other papers to be presented, he said, included the Annual Report of the Forestry Commission for the year 2013 while the National Identification Authority (Amendment) Bill and the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, 2017 would also be presented and read for the first and second time respectively.


In addition, he said, the Northern Development Authority Bill 2017, Middle Belt Development Authority Bill 2017 and the Coastal Belt Development Authority Bill 2017, would also be taken through their consideration stages and third readings.


The Majority Leader informed members that the Ministers for Food and Agriculture, Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Aviation, Interior, Energy, Finance, Parliamentary Affairs and Roads and Highways were also expected to attend upon the House to respond to twenty three (23) oral questions during the week.


Source: ISD (Eva Frempon-Ntiamoah)


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