August 2, 2018
Speaker of Parliament Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye has said as part of reforms in Parliament House, Joseph Osei-Owusu, first Deputy Speaker and Alban Bagbin, the second Deputy Speaker are now members of the Parliamentary Service Board.

According to the Speaker, previously the two were not part of the board, but their inclusion has helped tremendously, as they have put their experience to bear.

He further added that, other MPs in leadership have been included in the early morning pre-sitting which has gone a long way to help with service delivery, as sometimes both the Minority and Majority Leaders had to attend to other urgent matters.

Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye in his closing remarks before the House went on recess indicated, with approval from the Parliamentary Service Board, the House had proceeded with the establishment of   drafting and legal department, “this is something which had never existed”, he said.

“We are lucky to have a consultant in the person of Justice, VCRC Crab who had been approached, he has agree to help us and an office is being prepared for him”.

In this regard once the process has started we should expect a private members Bill would start to be introduced in this House soon, he said.

On the matter of a new chamber block, the Parliamentary Service Board has engaged the public procurement authority on, procurement of a consultant which process would be completed very soon, he added.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/