Rt. Hon Speaker
January 25, 2022

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has reiterated the need for politicians to take advantage of the current composition of the 8th Parliament to improve on the democratic gains of the country.

 “I still maintain that the composition of Ghana’s current parliament as a hung one presents the Legislature with the unique opportunity to right some errors in the past” he stated.

The Rt. Hon. Speaker made these statements when he opened a three-day workshop for members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA UK) under the theme “Trade and Security: Effective Parliaments in Times of Complexities” in Accra.

According to the Speaker, whilst a hung parliament by itself is not bad, the challenges associated with it can be daunting and can lead to complexities, adding that the need to consult, dialogue, cooperate, compromise, collaborate and achieve consensus has become an imperative.

The Speaker emphasised that one such opportunity he is pursuing is leading a process that will ensure that the Legislature is strengthened to play its role as an equal partner to the other arms of government, in the deliverance of an open, transparent and accountable government.