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How our parliament functions an introduction to the law, practice and procedure of the Parliament of Ghana by K. B. Ayensu

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Published by Sub-Saharan Publishers in Legon, Accra .
Written in English


  • Ghana. -- Parliament -- Rules and practice,
  • Legislative bodies -- Ghana -- Rules and practice,
  • Legislation -- Ghana

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 87) and index

StatementK.B. Ayensu and S.N. Darkwa
ContributionsDarkwa, S. N. 1935-
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 94 p. ;
Number of Pages94
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17201802M
ISBN 10998855088X

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  This simple and comprehensive book on Parliament presents in easy, non-technical Language basic facts and authentic upto-date information about our Parliament. It seeks to briefly narrate the story of how our Parliament came to its present form, what it is, what it does, why it is needed, how it is constituted and how it functions/5. Get this from a library! How our parliament functions: an introduction to the law, practice, and procedure of the parliament of Ghana. [K B Ayensu; S N Darkwa]. Join Newsletter. Books; About; FAQs; Contact; Home | Contact | How to order | FAQs | Sign up | Facebook | © African Books Collective | Contact | How to order. The parliament, as the sum total of these differences, is said to represent the beliefs and ideas of a nation. The representative function of a parliament is characterised by its role as a venue for disparate perspectives, for the expression and debate of issues of local and national importance, and the translation of those debates into policies.

9. Prorogation and Dissolution of Parliament. A Parliamentary term is divided into sessions by legislative year. Prorogation signals the end of a session of Parliament. The life or term of Parliament is five years but may be it terminated earlier if a general election is called. Dissolution signals the end of the parliamentary term. When the. This document restricts itself only to the following three functions of Jatiyo Shangshad: 1. Enactment of Legislation 2. Consent to taxation and control of public expenditure 3. Ensuring accountability of the Government The elective functions of Parliament, which include the election of the President. The main functions of the UK Parliament are to: Check and challenge the work of the Government (scrutiny) Make and change laws (legislation) Debate the important issues of the day (debating) Check and approve Government spending (budget/taxes). Elections and voting. Find out how Members of Parliament are elected to the House of Commons, how the Parliamentary constituency system works and what happens at the dissolution of Parliament. Parliamentary occasions. Key business and ceremonial events - both regular and occasional - punctuate the parliamentary year.

A parliament is the assembly of elected members of a government, and represents the people of their country. The parliament functions as the legislation in a democracy, and sometimes constitute the supreme executive of that nation. The role of parliament is to make laws for the nation to abide by. A parliamentary system may be either bicameral, with two chambers of parliament (or houses) or unicameral, with just one parliamentary chamber. A bicameral parliament usually consists of a directly elected lower house with the power to determine the executive government, and an upper house which may be appointed or elected through a different mechanism from the lower house. One of Parliament's main functions is to make laws for the country. Before a law is passed, it is first introduced in Parliament as a draft called a "Bill". Bills are usually introduced by a Minister on behalf of the Government. However, any Member of the House can introduce a . Parliament has three parts: the Monarch (our Head of State, represented by the Governor General), the Senate and the House of Commons. These three parts work together to decide on policies and laws and examine the pressing issues of the day. Role of the Monarch.