April 9, 2021

Majority Leader, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has said Rt. Hon. Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin’s task is a very tight rope, and how he navigates, and conducts himself is very important, and his success would open Ghana’s frontiers of democracy.

According to him more especially as a Speaker not coming from the ruling government, he needs constant directions from God which should be backed with prayers as the good books says.

The Majority Leader who led the leadership of Parliament to assist the Speaker on Thursday for his thanksgiving service in the Upper East Region added that, the road from the Speaker’s village Sombo to Accra is bumpy but he had surmounted challenges and risen to where he is now.

And further recounted that, six years ago on a parliamentary outrage programme, they heard people from the Speaker’s party had risen against him to see his back, “we had a rescue mission, today his own people are basking in the glory of Bagbin”.

Again, Parliament at that time knew he was a “rock”, someone who has dedicated his life to serving Ghana through Parliament, it is no wonder he has been chosen as a flagbearer of Parliament.

The bastion of democracy rest in Parliament and not the Executive arm of government, the Majority Leader said in his message at the thanksgiving mass of the Rt. Hon Speaker.

And highlighted the importance of education, as the reason for the Speaker to have risen through the ranks, to his current position, and added that during his time there was no Free Compulsory Basic Education.

“Speaker Bagbin was able to scale the challenges, he had to attend school thirsty and hungry during his time I understand he went through it.”

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com