- The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has declared Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as Majority Leader
- He named Haruna Iddrisu of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as Minority Leader
- The speaker said this was necessary to avoid confusing the public
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The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has named Osei Kyei Mensah as Majority Leader, while the Minority Leader is Haruna Iddrisu.
He said this was necessary to avoid confusing the public about who represents what in parliament.
Explaining his decision, Bagbin said he is bounded by the standing orders available to the house now, and he is guided by that.
"The Standing Orders further provide that the Majority Group will be lead by a leader and that leader is referred to as Majority Leader and Order 160 and Order 168 demands that the Business Committee and the House Committee be chaired by the Majority Leader, that is the standing orders we have now and I am guided by that, I am bounded by this,” he said, as sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaweb.com.
This comes after he recently declared the NPP and independent candidate in parliament as the majority group.
Meanwhile, the government has released the official list of sector and regional ministers to serve in Akufo-Addo’s second term.
They are awaiting vetting and approval from the appointments committee of parliament. In an earlier report by YEN.com.gh, it was established that some ministers have been reassigned, while others have been booted out.
Key among the reassigned ministers are former Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, popularly known as Napo, who has now been moved to the Energy Ministry.
Ghanaians are also enthused with the president appointing Joseph Makubu, a physically challenged man as Oti Regional Minister.
In a related development, GHOne TV presenter, Serwaa Amihere, has congratulated her best friend, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, on his appointment as Information Minister in Akufo-Addo's second term.
Serwaa's message, though simple, has stirred a debate online with some NPP supporters attacking her.
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