Members of Parliament are expected in the House on Tuesday December,20 2016 to resume sitting after six weeks of recess.
This will be a continuation of the fourth session of the House which is likely to be dissolved before the turn of the year to make way for a new Parliament.
Parliament had been on break since Thursday, 3rd November, 2016.
Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho has ordered the resumption in pursuant of standing order 42(3) of Parliament.
A statement signed by the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho indicated that “main issues that will be considered will be those that deal directly with the constitutional provision regarding the end of the live of a Parliament and its subsequent dissolution.”
It further noted that “in fulfillment of Article 67 of the constitution, the President of the Republic will present the State of the Nation address to Parliament on December 22, 2016.”
It is still unclear how long sittings will last but issues bordering on the payment of the ex-gratia of members are expected to particularly feature in deliberations.
Prior to the recess, a number of bills were passed including the National Youth Scheme Bill, 2016, Real Estate Authority Bill, 2015, Local Governance Bill, Energy Commission Bill among others.