August 27, 2019
Member of Parliament for Wa West, Joseph Yieleh Chireh has said political correctness does not permit the Second Deputy Speaker, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin to say what he feels about physically challenged person serving the previous government in public.

According to the Wa West legislator, reservations the Second Deputy Speaker had are better raised in party boardroom, workshop or seminars.

In interview he indicated that he needs not to make so much comments because in the past week pressure and heat that had been turn on the Second Deputy Speaker is a testimony in itself.

“We all do have reservations about so many things, there are some things that must remain in your head it is not always about the truth, there are certain truths that we all know, we do not talk about them”, he lamented.

He further added that it is unfortunate that the unacceptable comments had been attributed to him, the most important thing is that we all have views, but because in the whole world the question of inclusion and not leaving out any body is important.

Again as a Parliament we took time to pass a legislation on people with disability and all that, international best practice is that you should include people and not exclude people, you are including them for their specific skills and abilities, he said.

We are not only talking about appointing people with disability “no”, the person must be contributing and as a human being, the rest of the people would see him as their role model.

Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh said among many of the things that happened this is one of the things that people are talking about, “in my view even if he held those strong views that is not how to express”, he lamented.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/