Messrs Joseph Osei Owusu and Andrews Amoako Asiamah, Member of Parliament for Bekwai Joseph Owsusu and Independent lawmaker for Fomena, respectively have been elected first and second deputy speakers of Parliament.
They were elected by Members of the House on Thursday January 7
“Newly sworn in Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin said “Joseph Osei Owusu has accordingly been elected as first Deputy of the 8th parliament of the fourth republic of Ghana
“The honourable member for Fomena, Hon Andrews Amoako Asiamah has also been duly elected as Second Deputy Speaker of the 8th Parliament for the 4th Republic of Ghana,” Mr Bdbgin said.
Mr Bagnin himself was also sworn into office by the Chief Justice on Thursday, January 7.
“I humbly accept the high placed office of the Speaker of the 8th parliament for the 4th Republic of Ghana.
“I thank the almighty God for his abundant grace on me and my family.
“I thank all of you for bestowing this honour and great responsibility on me. Let me not forget Ghanaians, Electoral Commission, all political parties CSOs, media.
“I will submit myself to the will of this house. I will serve faithfully to the best of my ability,” he said in his acceptance speech.”
After the ballot by the MPs-elect to pick a speaker, Mr Bagbin polled 138 votes as against 136 for former Speaker Professor Mike Oquaye.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana