Incoming Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has said his side will hold the President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo and his government accountable when they assume office from January 7, 2017.
He said they will ensure a thorough scrutiny of all policies and programmes of the incoming government to ensure an effective governance system.
Speaking on Eyewitness News on Thursday, January 5, Haruna Iddrisu said the Minority in the next Parliament, will ultimately carry out actions that will inure to the benefit of Ghanaians.
“We will hold the President Nana Akufo-Addo, his policies, and his actions accountable to the words and pledges that he made to Ghanaians, and we will endeavor to deepen good governance in the country and to seek to improve the quality of life of Ghanaians by actions and policy decisions.”
He noted that, although New Patriotic Party has a majority advantage in Parliament, his side will not be run down by their decisions.
“They may have a majority and nobody disputes that; but we will make our presence is felt and we will provide policy options and policy questions, and we will show superiority in terms of ideas and how better we craft the things they say,” Mr. Iddrisu said.
Leaders for the incoming Minority
The Member of Parliament for Ketu North, James Klutse Avedzi, will be the deputy Minority leader.
Other leaders for the Minority side are Mohammed Muntaka, who will maintain his position as the Chief Whip, with the Member of Parliament for Banda, Ahmed Ibrahim, and the Member of Parliament for Ada East, Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe-Ghansah, serving as deputy chief whips.
Meanwhile outgoing Majority leader, Alban Bagbin has been tipped to become the Second deputy Speaker of the House in the seventh Parliament starting January 7, 2017.
For the incoming Majority side, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, will now become the Majority Leader, to be deputized by young lawyer, and MP for Dome Kwabenya, Adwoa Sarfo. She becomes the first women to take that position in Parliament.
By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana