Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu

Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu is a Ghanaian urban planner and politician. He currently holds the positions of Majority Leader in the Ghanaian Parliament and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs in Ghana, being the longest-serving lawmaker in the country.

Political career

Osei Kyei Mensah, a member of the New Patriotic Party, has been a consistent parliamentarian since January 1997, representing his constituency in the 2nd through 8th Parliaments of the 4th Republic of Ghana. He serves in leadership roles, chairing the Special Budget, House, and Business Committees, and is a member of several other committees. Notably, he criticized Speaker Alban Bagbin for suspending parliamentary proceedings to attend the 2023 National Development Conference hosted by the Church of Pentecost.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Elections

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu was elected as the acting Vice-Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) by its Executive Committee, winning the election against his sole contender, Garry Brownlee of New Zealand.

Job 600 Building

Before the completion of Parliament's Job 600 building, Mensah Bonsu suggested renaming it in honor of Ghana's fourth parliament's first speaker, Justice D. F. Annan, recognizing his contributions to parliamentary affairs and democracy. He also proposed naming one of the new blocks after Peter Ala Adjetey, Justice Annan's successor. Opposition to these name changes, primarily from the Convention People's Party, stemmed from concerns about erasing Kwame Nkrumah's contributions to Ghanaian history.