Rt. Hon Speaker
March 19, 2022

Parliament has refuted allegation over the Rt. Hon Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin requesting a fifty thousand dollars from it a week after his trip to Dubai for a routine check-up.

“We would like to state categorically that the Rt. Hon Speaker has not, at any point in time, made direct cash request from Parliament. The condition of service of public employees, including political office holders cover medical care, both local and foreign, the specific details of each category of public employees is covered by law”.

In a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs Madam Kate Addo pointed out that in the case of Parliamentarians and Speakers, the Presidential Commission on emoluments details out the main areas of coverage, for sitting and former Speakers.

“The current Speaker has no authority and has not made any attempts to, in anyway amend or alter what has been in existence before he came into office”.

“Parliament is fully aware of the dire times they are in as a country and mindful to avoid any profligate spending, the 8th Parliament right from its inception has sought to put the interest and wellbeing of the taxpayer at the fore of all its considerations and deliberations for the enactment of laws and the formulation of polices.

Hence Parliament would like to remind the media that they are partners in the development of the country’s democracy and incumbent on practitioners, while remaining independent and adhering to house styles, to be fair and temperate in their reportage for the overall development of our country’s participatory democracy”.