May 17, 2024

The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Alban S. Bagbin on Friday, May 17, 2024 at the opening of the emergency recall presented the writ of election results to the House and the Member of Parliament elect for Ejisu Kwabena Boateng took his oath of office.

The Speaker pointed out that from the results given by the Electoral Commission Kwabena Boateng is duly elected to represent the good people of Ejisu.

The Speaker presented the member with a copy of the 1992 constitution and admonished him that it is not for him to chew but to study since it would be his guide in the House and need to learn the rules of procedure and in addition learn from his colleagues. In addition he was given the new standing orders of the House.

Meanwhile, majority of the Members on the Majority side were dressed in black to reflect the loss of their colleague John Kumah ahead of his burial.

Minority Leader, Dr. Atto Forson in welcoming his colleague wish him well, but was quick to remind his colleagues for four years the people of SALL have been denied representation in the legislature.

On his part the Majority Leader Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin welcomed his colleague adding that the people of Ejisu have spoken and if he would make an impact it has to do with the two documents given to him by the Speaker.

On SALL, he pointed out that the creation for representation is the work of the Electoral Commission and not the work of Parliament and since 2020 elections no constituency has been denied the opportunity of representation.
“The Minority Leader should not mislead the people of Ghana; rather he should be well grounded in the constitution”, he stated.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/