January 9, 2021

The Ghanaian Parliamentary Press Corps (PPC) has congratulated Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin on his election as the Speaker of the eighth (8th) Parliament of the fourth (4th) Republic of Ghana.

They acknowledged with great admiration the invaluable contribution of the Speaker Bagbin towards deepening Ghana’s Parliamentary Democracy since the advent of the fourth (4th) Republican Constitution of 1992.

In a statement issued by the Dean of PPC, Nana Agyeman Birikorang noted that, the current Speaker entered Parliament at the youthful age of thirty-five (35) and believed the Legislative arm of Government was the fulcrum of multiparty democracy, hence should be guided jealously and worked on assiduously to that effect.

“The former Nadowli – Kaleo MP, also believes the media has a critical role in consolidating the gains hence advocated for media freedom and supported capacity building for journalists to enhance Ghana’s fledgling democracy”.

He always avail himself as a resource person and has positively impacted parliamentary reporters with his vast experience and knowledge in order to deepen Ghana’s multiparty democracy.

The Speaker believes a well exposed Parliamentary Reporter is better positioned to educate the masses on Ghana’s democratic journey hence he single handedly sponsored selected members of the Press Corps to visit, learn and share best practices with their counterparts in the Parliament of Tanzania called ‘Bonge’.

PPC also, congratulates Hon Joseph Osei-Owusu on his re-election to serve as First Deputy Speaker of the 8th Parliament, Hon Andrews Amoako Asiamah on his historic election as Second Deputy Speaker of the House and all Members of Parliament for the 8th Parliament.

And also, congratulates the immediate past Speaker of the House, Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye for his invaluable service to mother Ghana.

“We are particularly grateful to him for supporting the Education Fund of the Corps and bequeathing us with an office space to enhance our work and wish him well in his retirement”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com