Category: PARLIAMENT

Book Review: Order! Order! A Parliamentary Miscellany by Robert Rogers

Reading this book gives you that sense: a weird fact of the House of Commons here, a beautiful quote there, an odd statistic here. It makes for a beautiful read of the House of Commons’ and House of Lords’ “unconnected odds and ends”— as the author describes it.   Robert

Bill Digest: The National Health Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021

About the Bill The National Health Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (National Assembly Bill No. 21 of 2021) is a National Assembly Bill that is currently before the Senate.  It is sponsored by the Leader of Majority Party of the National Assembly. The Bill was published on 11th May, 2021

Error in the Law? No Problem, Rectification is the Solution.

In the publishing world, we usually come across “errata” and “corrigendum”, but mostly it “errata”. This will be a document by the publisher that will seek to correct errors on work that would have been printed or published. It will look something like this: In law, mistakes do happen. And

Bill Digest: The Sacco Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2021

About the Bill The Sacco Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (National Assembly Bills No. 55 of 2021) is a Bill sponsored by the Leader of Majority Party. The Bill seeks to amend the Sacco Societies Act (No. 14 of 2008) by providing for the usage of ICT in collecting and receiving

The “Concurrence Case” (or the “Bills Concerning County Governments” Case)

On 29th October 2020, the High Court, in a Judgement delivered by Jairus Ngaah, Anthony Ndung’u Kimani and Teresia Mumbua Matheka, JJ, declared 23 Acts of Parliament unconstitutional for being passed by the National Assembly without Senate’s participation. The brief facts of the Senate of the Republic of Kenya &

Wish to Send Comments on a Bill? Here’s How.

One of the frequently asked questions I receive is a sample template of submission on a Bill that is to be submitted to Parliament. This post answers that question. An advertisement would have been placed in a newspaper for you to submit a memorandum on a Bill. The deadline would

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