Parliament Approves 26 member Appointment Committee


Parliament on Tuesday, January 19,2021, approved 26 members of the appointment committee responsible for vetting government ministerial appointees.

The 26 member was shared equally by the Majority and the Minority caucus of the House.

This expected because the two sides of the House has equal numbers, thus, 137 members each.

The list was selected by the Parliament select committee presided over by the Speaker, Rt.Hon.Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin.

The House also approved a 20 member Business Committee from Parliament’s Selection Committee.

The First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu, will Chair the Appointment Committee as the Standing Orders of Parliament prescribed.

Mr. Osei-Owusu’s deputy will be supported by Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin.

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, would serve as a Ranking member on the committee with the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, serving as his Deputy.

Speaker of Parliament

The selections committee in its report recommended that the Standing Orders of Parliament be reviewed in earnest “in view of the fact that the revision would have numerical consequences on the composition of the various committees of the House.”

But because of the need to facilitate the business of the House and that of Government, the Committee proposed the membership of the Business Committee and Appointments Committee.

It wants the two Committees to work in the interim pending the passage of the reviewed Standing Orders that take into account the ratio of 138:137 for the Majority and Minority in Parliament.

The Business Committee have 10 members a piece for the Majority and Minority.

The Business Committee would be Chaired by the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu with his vice-chair being Mr. Afenyo-Markin.

The Ranking members will be Mr. Iddrisu and the Deputy Majority Leader, James Avedzi.

List of Appointment Committee

Majority members

Joe Osei-Owusu, Chairman
Alexander Afenyo-Markin,
John Ntim Fordjour,
Frank Annoh-Dompreh,
Patrick Yaw Boamah,
Dr. Mathew O. Premier,
Henry Quartey,
Bryan Acheampong,
Ursula G. Owusu-Ekuful,
Patricia Appiagyei,
Osei Bonsu Amoah,
Alhassan Tampoli Sulemana,
John Ampoyuah Kumah,

Minority Members
Haruna Iddrisu-Ranking,
Mohammed Mubarak-Muntaka,
Manama Ayariga,
Sampson Ahi,
Eric Opoku,
Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare,
James Agalga,
Edwin N. L. Vanderpuye,
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa,
Alhassan Suhuyini,
Francis Xavier Kojo Sosu,
Zuwera Mohammed Ibrahim,
Gizella Tetteh-Agbotui.

Business Committee

Majority members

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Chairman,
Alexender Kwamena Afenyo-Markin,
Frank Annoh-Dompreh,
Lydia Seyram Alhassan,
Moses Anim,
Mavis Hawa Koomson,
Alex Tetteh Domobuah,
Joseph Cudjoe,
Mavis Nkansah Boadu,
Habib Iddrissu

Minority Members
Haruna Iddrisu, Chairman,
James Klutse Avedzi,
Mohammed Mubarak-Muntaka,
Ahmed Ibrahim,
Dela Sowah,
Abdul-Rashid H. Pelpuo,
Joycelin Tetteh,
Eric Afful,
Dr. Zenator Rawlings and
Mohammed Adamu Ramadan

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