Business News of Thursday, 13 December 2012

Source: Daily Guide

Business Players March To Parliament

Ghana’s next Parliament is set to witness a number of players in the country’s business sectors.

Top on the list is the current Minister of Trade & Industry, Hannah Tetteh, who won the Effutu-Ewutu Senya seat on the ticket of the ruling National Democratic Congress.

Deputy Minister of Finance & Economic Planning, Fiifi Kwetey, got the nod to represent the people of Ketu South in the Volta region while the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotions Council, George Kwame Aboagye, who contested the 2012 parliamentary elections on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress is also billed to represent his constituents at Ahanta West in Parliament.

With 21,143 votes, he ousted the sitting Member of Parliament, Samuel John Fiah of the New Patriotic Party, who had 20,099 votes.

Alex Kyeremeh, Chief Executive of Shelalou, a construction company, will also be in Parliament to represent constituents of Techiman-North in the Brong Ahafo Region.

Some former MPs that were able to stage a come-back include Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, who represented Asuogyaman constituency in the 4th Republic parliament on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He missed the opportunity in 2008 when Joses Asare-Akoto was elected on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Mr Osei Ameyaw, a former Minister of Tourism during the NPP administration, would now join his colleagues as well as make new friends.

In the Abetifi Constituency of the Eastern region, Peter Wiafe Pepra of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was retained.

The 58-year-old industrial consultant, who was once the Managing Director of Paramount Distilleries, has been given another four-year mandate to represent his people.

However, some bigwigs-Samia Nkrumah, Moses Asaga and Mike Hammah lost their seats in Parliament.