January 15, 2021

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin on Friday, 15 January, 2020 confirmed the New Patriotic Party (NPP) caucus as the Majority group in Parliament.
Following a letter he received from the Independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Fomena, Andrew Asiamah Amoako.
The Fomena MP indicated in his letter to the Speaker, which was read out to the House, that he would do business with the NPP.
Speaker Bagbin noted that the outcome of the December polls in which the people denied both parties a single party control of the legislative branch is a call to chart a new path in the conduct of the business of Parliament.
He said, “the people of Ghana sent a loud and clear message to the political class when they voted to deny both the New Patriotic Party NPP for short and the National Democratic Congress, NDC single party control of the legislative branch.

“The score of 137 for NPP and 137 for NDC with 1 independent, the decision of no majority party and no minority party in parliament, is a call for us to chart a new path to embark on new ways of transacting Parliamentary business.”
Mr Bagbin however urged both sides of the house to work on any challenges that might prevent the smooth running of business during proceedings.
“I urge the leadership of both sides of the house to put their heads together to smoothen out any bottlenecks or challenges that may impede the conduct of business in the house. I am ever ready to assist in this direction.”
Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com