Member of Parliament (MP) for Bimbilla Dominic Nitiwul has welcomed the decision of the parliamentary caucus of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to name him Deputy Minority Leader in the Sixth Parliament.
He said his appointment is a clear message that the NPP believes in the youth of the country.
Speaking with TV3’s Kenneth Osei Ampofo on News @ 10 on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, Mr Nitiwul said his new position is “a privilege, first of all, to the people of the North, the young people of this country and to myself as a person.”
He explained that inasmuch as he is elated at his new role in Parliament, he believes it is a huge responsibility.
“I believe it is a very huge responsibility that the Party has placed on my shoulders and I will do everything possible to ensure that I do not disappoint those who took that decision,” he told Kenneth Osei Ampofo.
“It’s a great decision by the Party and I think that decision will pay off when the time is due.”
He promised that he will seek to achieve what the NPP will want from him though being in “a place like Parliament…you have the opportunity to learn over and over again and then serve in responsible position.”
Mr Nitiwul also pointed out that his appointment should tell the people from the North that “the the party, as a whole, has them at heart.”
Dominic Nitiwul replaces Ambrose Dery, who lost the Lawra-Nandom parliamentary seat to Attorney-General and former Deputy Minister of Health Benjamin Kumbour in last year’s elections.
MP for Suame Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu will continue to be the Minority Leader while Dan Botwe, MP for Okere will be the Minority Chief Whip, reports suggest.
Joe Ghartey, MP for Esikado, will be put forward by the Minority on the Floor of Parliament for endorsement as Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament.