August 31, 2018
Prior to his recommendation by the Appointment Committee and approval or not of the plenary in Parliament, Supreme Court Justice nominee, Professor Emmanuel Nii Ashie Kotey is advocating for a non-partisan Speaker as head of the legislature.

According to Professor Ashie Kotey if the Speaker is a non-partisan person he would be accepted as head of the legislature, unlike the current practice where the constitution mandates the party with the Majority seat in the House to propose the Speaker for election.

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu wanted to know the nominees take on who he thinks is the head of the legislature.

Professor Emmanuel Nii Ashie Kotey in the year 2008 presented a report paper on the theme, “who leads the Parliament of Ghana”

He further told the committee that it depends on purpose or what is being looked at in the grand scale of event, the Speaker is the head of the legislature, but when it comes to government business the Majority leader is the leader of the House.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/