Mr Speaker, when we looked at clause 17 during winnowing, if you look at it, really, we are creating directorates and not functions.
Therefore, I had made an earlier written amendment to the Committee, which was not considered. Unfortunately, I do not have the text now. What we agreed on was that, we stand down the whole of clause 17 for the proper thing to be done. This is because in that one, we would create three directorates. After the creation of the directorates, the subclause would appoint the Deputy Comptrollers- General to fill these positions.
If you look at the headnote, it talks about functions of the Deputy Com- ptroller-General. That is not the purpose here. The purpose is to create directorates. I believe that we should stand it down and get the proper thing done.
The amendment which was earlier proposed by the Hon Member -- as the Hon Papa Owusu-Ankomah said, these are directives that we should give to the draftspersons.What we agreed on again this morning was that we should not even put the “or” anywhere again until paragraph (c). After paragraph (c), we either say “or” or “and”.
It should not be the case that after every -- What they are saying is that, for example, “Command Posts and Operations or “Legal, Research…”
No! The “or” is the last thing. Really, this is a really directive to the drafts- persons should not stand as substantive provisions.
Earlier, what I said was that, we need to have the directorates created, then the appointments made under a subclause.