Parliamentary Details

8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic
TERM Four (4) years       2021 – 2024
BRIEF HISTORY In 1850, Ghana, then The Gold Coast, was given its own Legislative Council to advise the colonial Governor in enacting legislation mainly in the form of Ordinances “for the peace, order and good government of the subject.” The Legislative Council was purely advisory as the Governor exercised all legislative and executive powers. The Legislative Council consisted of the Governor and at least two other person appointed by the colonial administration. The Legislative Council was required to make laws and ordinances necessary for the peace, order and governance of the Gold Coast. The legislature at the time was merely an advisory body and had no oversight power over the colonial government. Various agitations against the colonial authorities for equal representation and universal suffrage led to the transformation of the non-elected legislature into an elected Legislative Assembly in 1954.

After gaining independence in March 1957, Ghana saw four Parliaments under four different Republics (i.e. First Republican Constitution of 1960, the Second Republican Constitution of 1969, the Third Republican Constitution of 1981 and the Fourth Republican Constitution of 1992). The incessant interventions of the military in politics truncated the terms of the first three Parliaments in 1966, 1972 and 1981. The democratic instability that was witnessed over the period ensured that Parliament was an unstable governance institution until 1993, when democracy was finally restored under the Fourth Republic.




New Patriotic Party (NPP)                                137

National Democratic Congress (NDC)            137

Independent Candidate

GENDER REPRESENTATION Male                                                                     235

Female                                                                   40



Speaker of Parliament                       Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana                                                                Kingsford Bagbin
First Deputy Speaker                          Hon. Joseph Osei- OwusuSecond Deputy Speaker                     Hon. Andrew Asiamah Amoako

Majority Leader                                   Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu
Deputy Majority Leader                     Hon. Alexander Afenyo-Markin
Minority Leader                                   Hon. Haruna Iddrisu
Deputy Minority Leader                     Hon. James Klutse Avedzi

Majority Chief Whip                            Hon. Frank Annoh-Dompreh
First Deputy Majority Whip               Hon. Lydia Seyram Alhassan

Second Deputy Majority Whip          Hon. Habib Iddrisu
Minority Chief Whip                            Hon. Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka
First Deputy Minority Whip               Hon. Ibrahim Ahmed

Second Deputy Minority Whip          Hon. Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe
Clerk                                                        Mr. Cyril K. O. Nsiah


SITTINGS of PARLIAMENT Parliament Sits for 28 weeks and goes on recess for 24 week within a session.

1st Meeting:   January to March

2nd Meeting:  May to July

3rd Meeting:   October to December



Standing Committees                               14

Select Committees                                    16

Ad hoc Committees                                    1