Osei-Kyei Mensah Is An Institution - UN Ghana Missions PRO

Former Majority leader of Parliament, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has been described as an institution following his long service in Ghana's parliament since the inception of the Fourth Republic.

Frederick Kofi Ameyaw, Head of Communications at Ghana's Permanent Mission at the United Nations (UN), underscored the massive contribution by the Suame lawmaker to the democracy of Ghana as far as the works of Parliament is concerned. 

He was speaking on United Television (UTV's) Adekye Nsoroma.

Commenting on the recent shakeup in the majority leadership of Parliament, Kofi Ameyaw, who is also a Communications Team Member of the NPP said, "It is true Osei-Kyei Mensah Bonsu is an institution. If you look at his services in Parliament for almost two decades, it is monumental. It is very laudable. I don't think his name will be exempted from the laurels and successes chalked by Ghana's parliament, especially in the fourth republic."

''That not withstanding, change is inevitable. I don't believe NPP will have a majority leader through and through with one person. We have done a lot of changes. Personally, i think it is time for him to take a bow which he has personally done..." he added. 

Whiles touting the selection of Hon Alexander Afenyo Markin as substantive majority leader, Kofi Ameyaw, however, expressed concern over Parliament's new Standing Orders relative to appointment of leaders in the House. 

"This is because, he is coming with fresh energy, fresh blood, new ideas and dynamism which is going to help Ghana's democracy. 

"....there is nothing wrong except for the lack of clarity that surrounds the new Standing Orders of Parliament regarding the appointments of Parliamentary Leaderships," he stated.

On Friday, February 23, the former majority leader revealed that he willingly resigned from his position as opposed to earlier speculations that he was kicked out in rambo style.