March 2, 2022

After their earlier engagement with leadership of the Minority and Majority members of the Council of state paid a courtesy call on the Speaker Rt. Hon Alan Kingsford Sumana Bagbin on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 and were led by its chairman Nana Otuo Siriboe II.

According to the chairman of the Council of State he recounted that in his earlier visit to the Speaker to arrange for the current meeting, he pledged the council’s support to the Speaker to ensure that he is successful in his turner as Speaker.

More especially when the country has a hang parliament 137 for the NPP and 137 for the NDC with an Independent indicating he want to do business with the NPP to now form the Majority.

 “Recent development in Parliament has given us cause to feel that our hopes may not be realized; we as the 8th Council of State,  if we do not give you the support that we pledged and seat down for things to get out of hand we would be accused of not doing anything in  our work as expected of us”.

And added that issues of ego and procedural have been on the front burner, but in the Ghanaian culture the elders say, “it is bent but has not broken and can be mended”.

They pointed out to the Speaker that their earlier engagement with leadership of both side of the House has been fruitful as they were able to talk about issues with them frankly and they came out of the meeting refreshed.

“We have only one Ghana hence people need to bury their egos and entrenched positions for the good of the people of Ghana, we do not want history to be written for it to be said that in the 8th Parliament, things went out of hand and the 8th Council of State were looking on”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/