- Asiedu Nketia has been appointed to serve on the Parliamentary Service Board
- He was appointed by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban S.K. Bagbin
- The Speaker of Parliament is also the chaiman of the board
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The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been appointed to serve on the Parliamentary Service Board (PSB).
Asiedu Nketia was appointed by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban S.K. Bagbin, who is a also the chairman of the PBS.
The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, and a New Patriotic Party (NPP) member, Abraham Osei Aidoo, are also a part of the board.
The Speaker thanked the committee for its advice and assured that he would proceed to appoint the persons named as members of the PSB.
In other news, Finance Minister-designate, Ken Ofori-Atta, has been approved by the Appointments Committee of Parliament, YEN.com.gh gathered.
Ofori-Atta was approved by consensus after two days of vetting. Starr News reports that Ofori-Atta secured the votes of both minority and majority members of the committee.
He will, therefore, be affirmed by Parliament by voice vote.
Still in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has recanted his earlier statement that Nana Asante Bediatuo unilaterally wrote the letter slashing the budget estimates for the legislature and the judiciary.
According to the Majority Leader who is also the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, he never said the letter cutting the budget estimates was unilaterally written by Asante Bediatuo, who is the president's Secretary.
“So it came as a surprise that it was interpreted to mean, that I had suggested that Nana Asante Bediatuo had acted unilaterally,” the Suame MP was reported as saying by Joy News.
“There was no such communication from me. And if that was the understanding of the person who was interviewing me, I think it was most unfortunate,” he added.
I never said Nana Asante Bediatuo unilaterally 'cut' budget for judiciary, legislature - Majority Leader
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Source: Yen News