Debates of 31 Jan 2013

PRAYERS 11:30 a.m.


Mr Speaker 11:30 a.m.
Hon Members, Correction of Votes and Proceedings of Wednesday, 30th January, 2013.
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Mrs Gifty E. Kusi 11:30 a.m.
Mr Speaker, page 7. Hon Kwabena Appiah-Pinkra is on sick leave and we have sought permission for him but his name is recorded as “Absent without permission”.
Mr Speaker 11:30 a.m.
That is correct. The Table Office to take note.

Hon Members, the Votes and Proceedings of Wednesday, 30th January, 2013 as corrected are hereby adopted as the true record of proceedings.
  • [No corrections was made to the Official Report of Tuesday, 8th January, 2013.]
  • Mr Ebenezer O. Terlabi 11:30 a.m.
    Mr Speaker, I think there is something here, which needs to be corrected; this is an official report and we should not allow it to stay, otherwise, it would be referred to as something that has been accepted by this House.
    Page 1 --
    Mr Speaker 11:30 a.m.
    Hon Member, we use “column”.
    Mr Terlabi 11:30 a.m.
    Mr Speaker, “column” -- yes, column 145, paragraph 1, line 5, it reads as follows:
    “The health effect is that it could produce something we call dioxin sin...”
    I think “dioxin” is correct but “sin” should be deleted and then the same column --
    Mr Speaker 11:30 a.m.
    Take time. Column 145, which paragraph?
    Mr Terlabi 11:30 a.m.
    Paragraph 1, Mr Speaker.
    “The health effect is that it could produce something we call ‘dioxin sin which has an effect on the reproductive development of the human being as well and even within the immune system.”
    Mr Speaker 11:30 a.m.
    So what are you correcting?
    Mr Terlabi 11:30 a.m.
    Mr Speaker, the correction is that we have “dioxin” not “dioxin sin”; “sin” should be deleted.
    Mr Speaker 11:30 a.m.
    So are you saying that technically, we should delete “sin”?
    Mr Terlabi 11:30 a.m.
    Yes, Mr Speaker; it is incorrect.
    Then continuing in the same column, line 11, it reads --
    “ . . . they can also interfere in the regulatory humus . . .”
    I suppose he wanted to say “hormones” of the human beings as well -- “hormones” and not “humus.”
    Mr Speaker 11:30 a.m.
    So what should be the correct --
    Mr Terlabi 11:30 a.m.
    “Hormones”, please.
    Mr Dominic B. A. Nitiwul 11:30 a.m.
    Mr Speaker, the normal “hormones” of a human being is “hormones”.
    Mr Terlabi 11:30 a.m.
    That is right, Mr Speaker. The other observation though is that if we allow it, PVCs are used in connecting water everywhere but they produce dioxins when they are incinerated. So it should be qualified -- “on incineration produce dioxins” otherwise, the -- [Interruption.] I am correcting the -- [Interruption.] But you see --
    Mr Speaker 11:30 a.m.
    Hon Member, we are correcting what transpired on that day, so apart from -- The first one is correct because it is one of a technical nature.
    Mr Terlabi 11:30 a.m.
    Yes, Mr Speaker. But this is also technical.
    Mr Speaker 11:30 a.m.
    So that one is correct. The second one, I am not getting it very clear. So can you -- Hon Member for Lower Manya Krobo, what should it be? You said we should not use “PVCs”?
    Mr Terlabi 11:30 a.m.
    Mr Speaker, it should be “on incineration,” when it is burnt. The ordinary PVC will not produce dioxins. When it is burnt, it produces dioxins. But if you say PVC produces dioxins, it means we are all drinking dioxins in our homes.
    Mr Speaker 11:40 a.m.
    But that was what the Hon Member who made the Statement said. Hon Member, that was what the Hon Member who made the Statement said on that day. Were you in the House that day?
    Mr Nitiwul 11:40 a.m.
    Mr Speaker, the truth is that, PVCs in general, when they are incinerated, like burnt, when you leave them -- We were talking about the covers and I used that in terms that, look, PVCs have the ability to produce dioxins and so it can be dangerous, especially when it is incinerated. That one is the correct thing but what Mr Speaker --
    I am not getting the whole thing to read, the whole sentence and find out exactly the words that I used; it has been a long time. But it is correct to say that the PVCs themselves, if you just leave them like that, they may not produce unless they are burnt. But when you have these computers and other things that may have these PVCs for example, and then they are incinerated, they will produce dioxins themselves. Maybe, that is the technical spin he wants to put on it. But they have the ability to produce the dioxins themselves. So, maybe, the English people may want to find out how you do it.
    Mr Terlabi 11:40 a.m.
    Mr Speaker, it is not English. This is technical. This is scientific and I believe that --
    Mr Speaker 11:40 a.m.
    Hon Member, that is why when an Hon Member makes a Statement and you are in the House, you make the correction there and then. What we have in the Official Report is what transpired on that particular day. But it is good you have drawn our attention to it, so that at least, anybody reading this together with what you have said, will get it. That is what transpired on that day. However, the first correction has been taken on board.
    Any other correction?
    STATEMENTS 11:40 a.m.

    Mr Kwabena M. Woyome (NDC -- South Tongu) 11:40 a.m.
    Mr Speaker, thank you for the opportunity to make a Statement on the restoration of the Lower Volta River Livelihood and Ecosystem.
    Mr Speaker, the construction of the Akosombo Dam led to a rapid expansion of industr ialisation in the country, particularly in the major cities such as Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Sekondi- Takoradi. This, in turn, brought about an increased demand for more electric power. By 1981, this new demand necessitated the construction of another dam, a smaller dam at Kpong downstream the Akosombo Dam. The combined power output of the two dams have sustained the nation's domestic and industrial power needs to date.
    Mr Speaker, the impoundment of the river at the two sites, Akosombo and Kpong, caused an alteration of the existing ecological and biophysical processes of the river basin such as:
    a slowing down of the flow of the river, both upstream and down- stream;
    flooding of cultivated fields, upstream.
    the introduction of aquatic weeds siltation of the river and the estuary;
    extinction of certain fish stock and other aquatic life; and
    an invasion of the river's main- course by aquatic weeds which negatively impacted on the navigable space downstream affected river transport from Ada to Akuse.
    Another problem associated with the colonisation of weeds in the main stream of the Lower Volta Basin or downstream, is the reduction in shrimp population that served as a source of food and livelihood for the fringe communities and which supported the economies of these rural communities. Crop yield also declined substantially.
    Creek agriculture diminished because the natural flooding no longer left rich alluvial deposits that improved soil fertility in the overlying upland areas. Food production fell due to reduced crop-yields from the upland farms. The worst hit economic activities in the downstream communities are:
    river fishing;
    creek fishing; and
    clam (Oyster) picking (an activity predominantly controlled by women).
    Mr Speaker, the loss of income as a result of the collapse of the rural economies brought about very intense poverty among the inhabitants of these communities and triggered the following events in the fringe communities:
    breakdown of cultural and social values leading to prostitution and increased crime rate;
    increase in prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases to the extent of becoming a common phenome- non in these communities; and
    widespread migration of the population, particularly of the young and energetic men and women to the cities.
    Mr Speaker, in order to mitigate the negative effects of the impoundment of the Volta River downstream, I wish to propose the following:
    that Government establishes an Authority to manage the effects of the River downstream as is the case for upstream; and
    that the Government should commission a research into how to restore the livelihoods of the people along the Lower Volta River.
    I thank you, Mr Speaker, for the opportunity.
    Mrs Dela Sowah (NDC -- Kpando) 11:40 a.m.
    Mr Speaker, I rise in support of the Statement.
    Mr Speaker, indeed, those of us with communities around the lake can empathise with the Member for South Tongu. In my constituency, several communities have been separated completely from the main land and the only access is by boat. The situation is very traumatic for most of the families who have been separated by the Lake. I personally visited those islands and they are indeed, very deprived.
    I found several children out of school as there are no schools on the islands. Indeed, the NDC Government did build a
    school on one of the islands. The problem now is getting teachers willing to take the one hour ride to do the teaching on the islands. It is very, very difficult to get teachers to take the risk. I can understand the teachers having taken the boat ride myself.
    I welcome the idea of establishing an Authority to manage the effects of the River downstream. I wish that they will add to the mandate, not only the economic livelihood but the social effects as well.
    Mr Speaker, I thank you. I support the Statement.
    Dr (Mrs) Bernice A. Heloo (NDC -- Hohoe) 11:40 a.m.
    Mr Speaker, I rise to associate myself with the Statement on the floor of the House.
    Mr Speaker, my main contribution is related to the loss of livelihood by the youth, who, as a result, have migrated to the cities in search of non-existent jobs.
    Mr Speaker, a visit to the Obra Spot and other areas of Accra would make one see the seriousness of the issue on hand. Girls as young as twelve years are there engaging in sex trade. This trend, Mr Speaker, if not checked, would lead to an increase in the spread of HIV/AIDS among the youth.
    Mr Speaker, may I end by stating that, the Government takes a serious view of the issue of migration of the young people, especially those who are coming from areas as described to us today.
    I, therefore, strongly associate myself with this Statement on the floor.
    Mr Magnus K. Amoatey (NDC -- Yilo Krobo) 11:50 a.m.
    Mr Speaker, I rise to associate myself with the Statement ably made by my Colleague and to draw attention to the pitiable sight of what is called “Volta River Resettlement Communities” which are a product of the creation of the Volta River Dam.
    Dr Kwabena Donkor (NDC -- Pru East) 11:50 a.m.
    Mr Speaker, I rise to associate myself with the Statement and to ask for an extension of what we seek to address not just to the Lower Volta but to the Upper Volta. If you come to Pru Constituency and the constituencies in the Upper Volta around the Volta Basin, Mr Speaker, you would realise the abject lack of amenities.
    For example, the ferry at Yeji is over 40 years old. It has become an effective death trap. For no fault of our people, you need to be on the ferry for seven miles to cross the river from Yeji to Makango. For the
    Dr Sagre Bambangi (NPP -- Walawale) 11:50 a.m.
    Mr Speaker, I rise to support the Statement made by my Hon Colleague for South Tongu.
    The restoration of livelihoods for the people of the Lower Volta Basin is actually a crucial matter. In this country, flooding has been a perennial problem and it looks like anytime it occurs, we are able to, perhaps, fight the fire and when the fire is off, we rest again waiting for the next season.
    Even though the Hon Member has already stated the construction of the Dam has been very useful to the whole country, the people down there are now at the receiving end and they are left to manage their own affairs.
    So, I support the call for the Government to establish not necessarily an Authority but an appropriate body to
    look into the solution of this problem. It is also important for the Government to look at the issue of flooding and the cause of excessive water during the rainy season, as a comprehensive problem and therefore, seek a comprehensive solution. For instance, anytime the floodgates of the Bagri Dam are opened, most of our constituencies up North also suffer a similar plight as the people of my Hon Colleague's constituency.
    For instance, during the last rainy season, the people of Kpasenkpe, Janga, Chama, Alavanyo in my constituency suffered the hazards of these floods and we were thinking that it is high time the Government commissioned a very good technical team to look at ways of turning these hazards into opportunities, so that we could have irrigation facilities and then water stored for future use. This is because after the rainy season, we lack water for our animals and crops.
    Thank you very much, Mr Speaker, for this opportunity.
    Mr Alexander K. Afenyo-Markin (NPP -- Afutu) noon
    Mr Speaker, I rise to associate myself with the Statement made by my Hon Colleague from South Tongu.
    Mr Speaker, it is obvious from his Statement, and from the contributions from various Members who associated themselves with the Statement, that the people at the Lower Volta Basin have suffered for far too long due to some of these policy challenges with respect to not putting proper measures in place after the construction of the Akosombo Dam.
    Mr Speaker, we know that we have another dam being constructed at Bui and in associating myself with this Statement,
    I wish to add that Government takes a serious view of what is also happening in Bui, so that if the construction of the dam is completed, these sufferings that people are going through at the Lower Volta Basin will also not happen there, and together whatever plans that Government will put in place, would have that of Bui dam as well in place.
    On this note Mr Speaker, I associate myself with the Statement.
    Thank you so much, Mr Speaker.
    Mr Mutawakilu Adam (NDC -- Damongo) noon
    I rise to support the Statement made by my Hon Colleague.
    Actually, Mr Speaker, I have been a District Chief Executive for West Gonja District for the past four years and every year, during the rainy season, because of the difficulties my people go through, I stand here to support the Statement since they go through the same situation.
    Mr Speaker, normally, during the rainy season, we face a lot of difficulties; one, foodstuff are destroyed. Two, houses are destroyed and we have to find a place to accommodate them. Sometimes NADMO has to come in seriously for the people to make a living. This most often results in people from this area moving to the southern part of Ghana to make ends meet.
    Mr Speaker, in September last year, when we had flooding, the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama was in Daboya and it took him more than 55 minutes on boat to get to Daboya. Looking at the situation in which we went through, I pity my Colleague and therefore, support the statement that something should be done, such that it would be able to help them reduce the rural urban migration and also the other economic hardships they go through.
    Thank you, Mr Speaker.
    Alhaji Ibrahim Dey Abubakari (NDC -- Salaga South) noon
    Mr Speaker, I have some observation to make.
    When the Volta River Dam was constructed, there was some intervention from the Government by establishing the Volta River Settlement, which was to cater for the economic, social and infras- tructural development of the resettlement towns -- In fact, that is at the upstreams, this did not cater for the lower streams.
    There were 52 resettlement towns and there was supposed to be about an annual amount of five hundred thousand dollars to take care of these lower streams. This has not been reviewed for 40 years and the amount is now woefully inadequate. If you look at the infrastructure needs of these resettlement towns, hence I remember my Colleague got up and talked about the ferry crossing from Yeji to Makango.
    If you go and see the ferry right now, you will not be happy. A ferry which used to take 35 to 45 minutes to cross, currently, use about one and a half hours to two hours to cross from Yeji to Makango. So you could see the situation of the ferry.
    So what I am advocating for is, there is the need to renew the Act that established the Volta River Resettlement Fund. They are supposed to cater for the needs of these resettlement towns. Therefore, I will recommend that Parliament should look at which the Act
    again and see whether the funding is adequate and certain things being provided for in the new Act, so that at least -- and also to take care of the Lower Volta which is already taken care of -- In fact, most of the 52 resettlement towns are in the Upper Volta; the Lower Volta is not catered for.
    When we are reviewing the Act, we will be able to see those towns in the lower basin which are not catered for and then maybe, raise the seed money or the money annually paid for, which is five hundred thousand dollars from maybe, 1 million to 1.5 million dollars, so that at least, this can cater for the road infrastructure. If you go to most of the settlement towns right now, the infrastructure is nil, the schools they have built -- As my Colleague got up and said, they do not have teachers and other things.
    So most of the youth migrate to the urban areas, leaving the poor folks who have settled there. So, what I am advocating for, is, if Parliament can review the Act at least, the Government can look at the funding.
    My Colleague also says if the Government can establish a Commission that can look at the Act and bring it to Parliament and then we will be able to provide the necessary funding that will cater for the infrastructure.
    With this, I thank the maker of the Statement.
    Ms Rosemund Comfort Abrah (NPP -- Weija/Gbawe) noon
    Mr Speaker, I beg to support the Statement made on the floor.
    Coming from the Weija/Gbawe Constituency, which lies at the lower basin of the Densu River -- The situation as described is akin to what is experienced in my constituency. The lower basin of the Densu River is so choked with silt and this causes flooding of the river during heavy down pour of rain.
    Mr Speaker, it is a pitiful sight to see school children who are cut off from just one community -- travelling from New Weija area to Oblogo to attend public school. Now, economic activities, social activities and others are also cut off during the rainy season.
    May I add my voice to the fact that Government will come to the aid of Weija/ Gbawe Constituency because we are very much affected any time rains come in.
    Mr George Loh (NDC -- North Dayi) noon
    Mr Speaker, I also wish to associate myself with the Statement. In so doing Mr Speaker, I would want to speak to the issue of compensation.
    Mr Speaker, one of the issues that is simmering in communities affected by the Volta River is the fact that many of the chiefs say that they have not been adequately compensated.
    Mr Speaker, the Volta River Resettle- ment Board started some compensation sometime ago but I believe that it is because they did not get adequate funding that has stalled the process and therefore, that has led to the problem where some chiefs have not been adequately compensated.
    Mr Speaker, I would also want to say that I add my voice to those who think that we should turn the problems we have
    into opportunities, in that most of these communities have river banks which are suitable for acqua-fishing. And I believe that the Ministry of Food and Agriculture should be encouraged to start looking at these communities in respect of establishing acqua-fishing industries, which I believe, will provide a lot of jobs for the youth in the area.
    Mr Speaker, once again I would want to associate myself with the Statement made by my Colleague.
    Mr Matthew Nyindam (NPP -- Kpandai) 12:10 p.m.
    Mr Speaker, it is an undeniable fact that people who have to be resettled because of the creation of these dams are suffering from the crime they themselves did not commit.
    Mr Speaker, if you go to my constituency, places like Gulibi quarters, Kitare, Balaja Bator, Balaja Lonto and Nicanchina,have to be resettled because of the creation of this dam. Unfortunately, Mr Speaker, the dam was created to generate power and those people who are suffering as a result of the creation of the dam are not even enjoying this electricity; they are in darkness.
    Mr Speaker, I would also want to associate with my Hon Colleagues who are proposing that these people who have to go through this resettlement are given another care. This is because we all know, if you are very close to the Volta Lake, you would know how filthy and unwholesome this water is.
    Mr Speaker, people will have to make do with this water.
    I would therefore, want to beg and appeal that Mr Speaker, proper attention is given to those people that have to resettle because of the creation.
    Thank you, Mr Speaker, for the opportunity.
    Ms Helen A. Ntoso (NDC -- Krachi West) 12:10 p.m.
    Mr Speaker, I beg to support the Statement made by the Hon Member. Krachi West has suffered so much as a result of the creation of the dam. My people are suffering, especially the communities on the island.
    Mr Joseph Cudjoe (NPP -- Effia) 12:10 p.m.
    Thank you, Mr Speaker, for the opportunity to associate myself with the Statement. I would want to undersign the importance of the Statement the Hon
    Member for South Tongu made by extending the problem underlined to cover all the river bodies in the country. I do not think the problem is peculiar to the Lower Volta Basin. The problem can be seen when one moves to the lower Pra Basin and the Densu Basin as well.
    So I think that it is high time the country began thinking of the forming either an agency evolving out of the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing as well as the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to undertake a technical study as a programme -- comprehensively, so that a body whether by way of Authority or an agency, that could be called River Basins Livelihood Protection Agency or Authority. Whatever the appropriateness would be, would take this up and ensure that the problem is comprehensively turned into opportunities for the country.
    I am saying this because, it is clearly observed that in the face of these water resources, along the banks of which people are occupying, we are seeing abject poverty. It is a general statement that is true, if you look at all the river basins in the country. Why should that be the case? Opportunites for cropping exist, opportunities for fishing exist, except that the indigenes lack technical knowledge to turn these problems into opportunities.
    So the country should take this up as a general issue and address it comprehensively, so that the poverty along the river basins in the country, not only at the Lower Volta Basin, would be reduced.
    Thank you Mr Speaker.
    Ms Alijata Sulemana (NDC -- Sissala East) 12:10 p.m.
    Mr Speaker, I rise to associate myself with the Statement made by the Hon Member for South Tongu. Let me first commend my Hon Colleague for making such a Statement on the floor
    of the House and also to commend the House for providing an Act regarding the Volta River Authority (VRA).
    Having listened to the contributions on the floor, I am made to know that there is already an Act that has been made on the floor of this House regarding the VRA. I would want to associate myself with the Statement and also request that the problems that are confronted with the people living along the Volta Lake are not perculiar to the Volta Region alone.
    We have similar challenges in the Sissala East Constituency. I also heard one of my Hon Colleagues say that there is a fine and the House should recommend an increase of 100 per cent.
    I would want to request that in case the House approves of that increment, communities along Sissala East, River Sisili should also be considered in the construction of roads along the Volta River Basin. Communities around River Sisili especially Santijan, Belebisi, Kalagsi are also affected when there is a spill over in communities along the River Basin.
    On this note, I would want to associate myself with the Statement on the floor of the House.
    Thank you, Mr Speaker.
    Mr Kofi Osei-Ameyaw (NPP -- Asuogyaman) 12:20 p.m.
    Mr Speaker, I would like to associate myself with the Statement made by the Hon Kobena Mensah Woyome, the Member for South Tongu.
    Mr Speaker, it would be a dereliction of duty on my part if I do not associate myself with this Statement, particularly when Akosombo is mentioned.
    Mr Speaker, for the people of Asuogyaman, and particularly the Akwamu, Anum and Bosso Traditional
    Areas, the giving of the Akwamu lands to the country to construct the Akosombo Dam was a gesture that the people thought would bring light for everybody in Ghana and further bring prosperity to the people. After so many years of the grant of land by the Akwamu, the Anum and the Bosso people have wallowed in extreme poverty as a result of the grant of their land.
    Mr Speaker 12:20 p.m.
    Hon Member for Ketu North, do you have a point of order?
    Mr Avedzi 12:20 p.m.
    Exactly so, Mr Speaker.
    Mr Speaker, to the best of my knowledge, you are from Akatsi South but the Hon Member said you are from Asuogyaman Constituency. I do not think that is true. So he should correct himself.
    Mr Speaker 12:20 p.m.
    I was born in that constituency -- [Laughter.]
    Mr Osei-Ameyaw 12:20 p.m.
    Mr Speaker, the Hon Member who made the Statement, made a number of observations, to which I would add that apart from all these challenges facing the people of Asuogyaman as a result of the construction of the Akosombo Dam,

    and then the Kpong Dam, the people from the lower basin going down from Kpong -- And the boundary of Asuogyaman starts from Kpong, which is the Lower Manya -- The people have suffered so much environmental degradation, personal degradation in terms of poverty, sickness, disease.

    We call upon this House to stand together, so that those in the lower basin, irrespective of their party affiliation can exert some pressure on the Executive to move expeditiously, to help these people in the lower basin.

    Mr Speaker, with this, I associate myself with the Statement.
    Mr Speaker 12:20 p.m.
    Hon Members, I would take one contribution from each side of the House.
    Mr Twumasi K. Ampofo (NDC -- Sene West) 12:20 p.m.
    Mr Speaker, I beg to support the Statement on the floor.
    My people have suffered this same issue. Sene West Constituency has three big rivers -- River Volta, River Sene and River Pru.
    There is lack of teachers as they do not want to go there because of these issues.
    Mr Speaker, there is child labour, lack of feeder roads in the constituency, lack of food due to these problems and therefore, I think there should be corrective measures on this. We should not brush off these issues; it is very important because people on the river banks have been suffering.
    Mr Speaker, we can put these rivers into good agricultural use. My area has a
    big land which shares borders with the Volta, Northern and Ashanti Regions. This area could be used for mechanical farming to feed the whole Ghana and maybe, the whole of China. So Mr Speaker, I would therefore want us to take proper measures to come out with a very strong policy to allow the people there to also benefit.
    Mr Speaker, if possible, Government should lobby investors to use these lands effectively, to feed Ghana and promote our own local food. For example, in my area, we grow rice, every crop -- lots of fruits are also grown there. We could use our local rice to feed the whole Ghana and also even export some of them instead of importing same from China and other countries.
    Mr Speaker, I associate myself with the Statement on the floor.
    Mr Speaker 12:20 p.m.
    Yes, Hon Member, you are the last to make a comment on the Statement.
    Mr Dahamani Alhassan (IND -- Tamale North) 12:30 p.m.
    Mr Speaker, I beg to associate myself with the Statement made by my Hon Colleague from South Tongu.
    Mr Speaker, I think it is really appropriate that such an authority be established in the country to really manage all waterways in the country. It is very important to have a comprehensive management of waterways in the country to assist and prevent this annual flooding.
    All Hon Members would testify that most of the communities in our country face problems in terms of loss of properties and life as a result of flooding.
    Hon Members will also recall that, in Tamale North Constituency, annually, we record loss of property and life. Last year,
    for instance, we lost three lives in Gumani community and I think that this flooding on waterways should be managed properly to prevent flooding, loss of life and property in our country.
    I, therefore, beg to associate myself with the Statement made by the Hon Colleague, so that we would have this problem solved once and for all.
    Thank you very much, Mr Speaker.
    Mr Speaker 12:30 p.m.
    Hon Members, that brings us to the end of the Statement.
    A number of issues have been raised, so I direct the Clerk to send copies of the Statement and the comments thereon to the Ministers of Water Resources, Works and Housing, and Energy and Petroleum.
    Dr Benjamin Kunbuor 12:30 p.m.
    In the absence of any other business, Mr Speaker, I beg to move, that we adjourn the House till 10.00 a. m. tomorrow, Friday.
    Mr Dominic B. A. Nitiwul 12:30 p.m.
    Mr Speaker, I beg to second the Motion.
    ADJOURNMENT 12:30 p.m.