Ghana Card: Communication Minister To Brief Parliament Over Challenges Confronting NIA

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister for Communication and Digitalisation, is expected to brief Parliament Tuesday, July 12, on the challenges confronting the National Identification Authority in the printing and issuance of the ECOWAS Identity Card.

Mr Frank Annoh-Dompreh, the Majority Chief Whip of Parliament, presenting the Business Statement for the Eighth Week ending Friday 15th July, said the Leadership was also in discussions with Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister for Food and Agriculture to brief Parliament on the compensation package by the government for farmers impacted by the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in 2021.

He noted that the appropriate date for the briefing would be communicated to Members in the ensuing week, most probably on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

"Mr Speaker, Leadership is firming up discussions with the Minister responsible for National Security to brief Parliament at close sitting matters about the security of the state, particularly having regard to the recent spate of terrorist attacks within the West African sub-region.

"The date for the briefing barring any unforeseen developments shall be Tuesday, July 12, 2022," he said on the floor of Parliament on Thursday.

Mr Annoh-Dompreh said under the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Finance Minister, would on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 present the Mid-Year

Review of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government of Ghana for the 2022 Financial year.

He urged Members of Parliament to take note and avail themselves of the presentation.