April 28, 2021

A member of the Parliamentary Service Board and Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has said that though there are reliable workforces within the service, there should be a concerted effort to improve their morale, to ensure they give off their best for improved productivity in Ghana’s Parliament.

This follows the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin’s expression of dissatisfaction with the role played by some category of Parliamentary staff during the inauguration of the Parliamentary Service Board of the 8th Parliament on Tuesday, April 27, 20221.

The Minority Leader who said he is not new to the role of the board having performed same in the 7th Parliament also underscored the need to work with the Speaker to secure a parliamentary enclave on how to modernize Parliament, and how his senior colleagues who are members of the board; Abraham Osei Aidoo, former Majority leader and Johnson Aseidu Nketia for Deputy Agriculture Minister would enrich the board.

“We need and work with you on the board, assiduously to make this parliament more responsive, accountable and more transparent to the needs of the Ghanaian people. Again, we need to work together to improve our oversight responsibility to improve greater oversight and accountability in the Executive power and authority.”

Mr. Iddrisu, further noted the board will deal with gains made by the immediate past Speaker, Professor Michael Aaron Oquaye in promoting, private members bill and encourage his colleagues to promote and sponsor similar bills for the good of Parliament.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com