July 3, 2024

The Parliament of Ghana as part of its 30th anniversary of the Fourth Republic of Ghana has organized a mock parliamentary debate at the Sunyani Technical University.

The debate organized among five tertiary schools was on the theme “Social Media Has Made Us Less Social.”

Rt. Hon Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, Speaker of Parliament of the 8th Parliament Of the fourth Republic of Ghana delivering his key note address on the theme “Thirty years of Parliamentary Democracy under the fourth Republic; the journey thus far”, indicated that Politics was all about service and representation of the masses.

He advised that in the Country’s quest to achieving Good Governance system there is the need for attitudinal change and reforms.

In related issues of concern, he said celebrating three decade of uninterrupted Democracy was the reason why the country prides itself as a democratic Country.

The Speaker again said, Parliament has under gone a lot of transformational progression and advice that democracy should not be practiced at a tortoise space.

On the part of students, the Speaker cautioned that failure should be seen as a first attempt in learning and the debate should not be based on only academic excellence but a political progression of ideas.

The Bono Regional Minister Justina Owusu Banahene, marking the anniversary expressed her sincerest appreciation to the Speaker and parliamentary service for choosing Sunyani as the venue for the programme.

She added that the practice of rule of law and respect for fundamental human rights has led to peaceful transitions of power and applied tenets of democracy through free and fair elections.

She again said our democratic institution has grown stronger and the voice of the people have been given the platform to be heard and respected.

The Minister urged all the citizens to have a sober reflections essential in acknowledging the tremendous rise made in various sectors.

Nana Okokyeredom Sakyi Ako II Chief of Drobo Traditional Council representing the Regional House of Chiefs urged all present to work towards the preamble of the 1992 constitution by showing love, unity, stability and patriotisms.

Climaxing the ceremony awards, medals and cash prizes were presented to the participating schools which Sunyani Technical University emerged first.

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