February 6, 2021

Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has advised first time Members of Parliament to take their parliamentary work serious as Ghanaians have high expectations from them and cannot afford to fail Ghanaians and the world at large.

According to him as representatives of the people their interest and ultimate goal should be serving their constituents, and they should do everything possible to pursue that course instead of seeking the political interest of their parties.

He made this remarks on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Ada where an induction seminar was held for the new MPs, and added, “It is obligatory of the high attrition rate of Members of Parliament as the 8th Parliament has one hundred and twenty-three new MPs”.

The 8th Ghanaian Parliament is unique not only because the two major political parties have equal numerical strength, but also with the same number of women representation of twenty from each side of the divide. It is also the first parliament presided over by a speaker whose party is not in control of the Executive arm of government.

And added that he has directed the clerk of parliament to make the strategic plan of parliament available to all members of parliament as the House has almost completed a policy planning, budgetary management and evaluation department which would be staffed soon.

It would evaluate and over see the implementation and monitoring of reports on the performance of parliament as far as meeting its growth and success of their strategic plan is concern.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com