Rt. Hon Alban Bagbin
February 2, 2022

Members of Parliament on the Minority side of the House from the Upper West Region have expressed concerns about withdrawal of the military personnel assigned to protect the Rt. Hon Speaker Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin.

Former Deputy Majority Leader, Dr. Abdul-Rashid Hassan Pelpuo addressing members of the Parliamentary Press Corps on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 noted that providing security for the three arms of Government should not be compromised, but “in the case of the Speaker all these security tenets were breached”.

“This inspires our deep concern about the apparent inaction by Government to address the issue despite some worries expressed variously by the public on the withdrawal of the Military security from the official security set up of the Speaker”.

He assets that like any of the leaders of the three arms of Government, it is their  belief that the security of the Speaker is of paramount concern to the people of Ghana and requires the Government to rise to the responsibility of adequately addressing the present lapse.

“The lack of sufficient response by the government to the present situation is generating worry and compelling this briefing. We seek to urge the Government to give adequate response to the worry expressed by the myriads of public opinions expressed and to satisfy the complete security needs of the Speaker.

It is our expectation that matters of security must be handled expeditiously with adequate consultation and discussion away from public concerns”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com