June 14, 2024

The Minority in Parliament has commended the Speaker of the House Rt. Hon Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin for his effort in closing the gap between the House and civil society organizations resulting in the country winning the most open Parliament in Africa.

Hon Ahmed Ibrahim, who represented the Minority Leader at the launch of the Democracy Cup in Parliament, noted that when the current Speaker started engaging civil society organizations, the academia community criticized him.

And something the Speaker started small has taken over the whole of Africa; the fifty-four nations. He said the launch of the Democracy Cup using football to promote democracy is very innovative and compared that to the time of Ghana’s first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah where whatever he started became the property of Africa.

He further pointed out that the launch of the democracy cup will help return countries under military rule to democratic rule.

“The Bono region is a well-planned one; you have a lot of football fields there so we are producing a lot of players for the premiership, unlike Accra where all the football fields are being sold to estate developers”.

Again, I am happy and congratulate the Speaker for his effort of bringing our football legends into Parliament House, he added.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com