Rt Hon Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament
August 13, 2021

Rt Hon. Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has described the current system of having the only two major political parties in Parliament, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as duopoly instead of multi-party system of democracy, making it difficult for any other party to win election to form a government, or even having a representation in Parliament.

According to him the duopoly system should change, where the two bigger parties, the NPP and NDC are influencing the electorate with money to win elections, making it very difficult for the other smaller parties to do same, adding that “such monetization practices in our elections must be discouraged in order to give a fair ground to all parties”

The Rt. Hon. Speaker added that, being an opposition does not mean, you are to obstruct government business, as he the Speaker coming from the opposition Party would not engage in such a behavior or act, since all what they do in Parliament is for the interest of Ghanaians but not for their parties.


He further stated that he has assured the NPP government led by President Akufo-Addo that, he will do anything not to obstruct the business of Parliament by remaining neutral in processing government business on the floor of Parliament to a successful end.

 Speaker Bagbin made these comments when a delegation from Ethiopian Parliament paid a courtesy call on him, and Parliament of Ghana to learn how Ghana has been able to grow and maintain its democracy in order to emulate same in Ethiopia as they also hit the way of democracy.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com