Category: PARLIAMENT

Legislative Responses to COVID-19: Parliament of Ghana

  In response to COVID-19, the Parliament of Ghana enacted the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) National Trust Fund Act, 2020 on Thursday, April 2, 2020. It was assented to by  President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on April 3, 2020. According to the sponsor of the legislation: The object of the Bill

COVID-19: What Parliamentarians around the World have said

Yesterday, I issued the epidemic notice, and today the Minister of Civil Defence declared a state of national emergency, both of which provide us the powers for Government to move the country to level 4. This is the second time in New Zealand’s history that a state of national emergency

Legislative Responses to COVID-19: New Zealand Parliament

In response to COVID-19, the New Zealand Parliament enacted the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020 on March 25. The legislation was assented to on the same day. The COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Bill 2020 (at it was then) was a Government Bill sponsored by Hon.

Legislative Responses to COVID-19: Parliament of Canada

In response to COVID-19, the Parliament of Canada enacted the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act. The Royal Assent on the legislation was on March 25. The Bill (as it was then) was sponsored by the Minister of Finance and was introduced in the House of Commons on March 24. It was

Legislative Responses to COVID-19: The UK Parliament

In response to COVID-19, the UK Parliament is currently considering two bills. They are the Coronavirus Bill and the Contingencies Fund Bill. The Coronavirus Bill As of March 24, the Bill had passed in the House of Commons and was being debated in the House of Lords. According to the

Developing Story: COVID-19 and Parliaments

(Written on 22 March. Last Update on 23 March) News reached the world on December 31 last year that in China’s Wuhan port city there were cases of “unusual pneumonia”. The Coronavirus or COVID-19 was unknown then. We all thought it was insignificant and brief. We were all wrong. And

The House launches key documents and live broadcast of committee proceedings

The National Assembly of Kenya has launched the Committee Chairpersons’ Manual, the Annual Performance Reports of the Committees of the National Assembly, the Swahili Version of the Standing Orders of the National Assembly, and live broadcast of committee proceedings. The event dubbed the Parliamentary Forum for Committees of the National