General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has been appointed by Speaker Alban Babgin as a member of Parliament’s Service Board.
The Service Board which was expected to have been constituted some time ago faced some setbacks due to some delayed processes.
According to the Speaker, a letter from the Advisory Committee on the constitution of the Service Board which had not been filed to his office was the reason for the delay.
The letter from the Committee read by Speaker Alan Bagbin on Monday, March 29, to the Floor of the House stated that the membership of the NDC’s General Secretary on the Board “may amount to an undesired intrusion into the governance of Parliament by a political party and may not in the circumstances bode well for the independence of parliament since he [Asiedu Nketa] is the General Secretary of a major political party.”
Despite the concerns raised, the Speaker informed the House that Mr. Asiedu Nketia met the necessary criteria that are he served as a statesman, therefore, his unwavering decision to appoint the four other personalities including Asiedu Nketia who would make up the Board.
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