The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has been named as part of four persons to constitute the new Parliamentary Service Board. The board is to govern the activities of the legislature.
The other members of the Board are Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Haruna Iddrisu and Mr. Abraham Osei Aidoo.
The announcement was made by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin on Monday, March 29.
Mr. Bagbin announced the names as part of a report he received from a special advisory committee set up for that purpose.
He said, “After a long period of discussions, it has been agreed for appointments of the following persons: Honorable Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Member of Parliament for Suame and Majority Leader, also the Honorable Haruna Iddrisu, the Member of Parliament for Tamale South and the Minority Leader. The third person is Mr. Abraham Aidoo, a former MP and former Majority Leader and Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, also a former MP and the current General Secretary of NDC.”
The Parliamentary Service is governed by the Parliamentary Service Board, which is composed of the Speaker, as chairman; four other members appointed by the Speaker, acting in accordance with the advice of a Committee of Parliament; and the Clerk of Parliament.
The Board has the responsibility of promoting the welfare of Members of Parliament and Staff of the Service.