The Ghanaian politician and the general secretary of the major political party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Aseidu Nketia, generally known as General Mosquito has been appointed to the Parliamentary Service Board (PSB).
General Mosquito was appointed by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumani Kingsford Bagbin, acting in accordance with the advice of a Committee of parliament; and the Clerk to Parliament.
The members of the board currently are the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and majority Leader in Parliament, Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Minority Leader, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu and Mr. Abraham Osei Aidoo, who was a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and a former Majority Leader in Parliament and the fourth position to sum up the appointment by the speaker is vacant.
THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MISSION OF THE PARLIAMENTARY SERVICE BOARD.
The Parliamentary Service was established in 1993 by the Parliamentary Service Act (Act 460) pursuant to article 124 of the 1992 Constitution. It has a governing Board composed of six (6) Members with the Speaker of Parliament as the Chairman. The head of the Service is the Clerk to Parliament who is assisted by three (3) Deputies, Heads of Departments, Unit Heads and other specialized officers.
The Parliamentary Service exists to facilitate the work of Parliament through the provision of support services to the House including its committees and agencies for the purpose of ensuring full and effective exercise of the powers of Parliament. Furthermore, it works to enhance the dignity of the House and adequately inform the public on Parliamentary activities. In discharging its functions, the Service ensures transparency, non-partisanship and a high sense of professionalism.
The Parliamentary Service is governed by the Parliamentary Service Board, which is composed of 6 members, comprising the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, who is the Chairman, the Clerk of Parliament, Mr. Cyril Nsiah, who is the head of the Service and four other members appointed by the Speaker, acting in accordance with the advice of a Committee of parliament; and the Clerk to Parliament.
The appointment of Mr. Johnson Aseidu Nketia by the Speaker has raised a lot of mixed reaction on both social media and in the country. What do you also think, is Mr. Johnson fit for the appointment, leave your comment in the comment section below?