June 17, 2018

As Members of Parliament continue with their crusade to demand for the approval of research assistants to start work, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu had given the clear indications that the bar would not be lowered for any MPs research assistant, “we would go strictly by what the Parliamentary service board had approved”.

According to the Majority Leader, MPs research assistant should posses either a first or second degree and those with first degree should either have second upper or a first class.

Three weeks in running anytime the business statement is presented, MPs have had the course to complain of when they would have their research assistants.

Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu further lamented over a practice in the House where some MPs troop to leadership of the House and plead for person holding Higher National Diploma (HND) to be considered.

“If the person qualifies to be engaged the person would be engaged, MPs who had presented research assistant who qualify would be engaged in July”, he said.

Mr. Speaker I believe this would put to an end the numerous plead that are coming to leadership of the House, he lamented.

Member of Parliament for Adaklu Mr. Kwame Agbodza raised the issue on the floor of the House and pleaded with the Speaker that this issue would be resolved, to help enhance MPs in their duties.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com