The Parliamentary Press Corps has congratulated Rt. Hon Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin on his election as Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana.
Yep Press Corps in a statement signed by its Dean, Nana Agyeman Birikorang, acknowledged the Speaker’s contribution in building Ghana’s democracy.
“We acknowledge with great admiration the invaluable contributions of Mr. Bagbin towards deepening Ghana’s Parliamentary Democracy since the advent of the 4th Republican Consultation in 1992.”
The Press Corps also commended the Speaker for contributing to the passage of several legislative instruments in Ghana’s parliament.
“The celebrated lawmaker contributed immensely towards the passage of several laws including the Right To Information Act to enhance the work of the media in Ghana.
It is our fervent hope that the Rt Hon Speaker will bring his over 28 years of knowledge and experience to bear on his new role as Speaker to further strengthen Ghana’s democracy.
It is the hope of the Press Corps that the Speaker will bring to bear his 28 years of experience he gathered from the House in his new role.”
The statement also commended Mr. Joseph Osei Wusu who has been elected as First Deputy Speaker and Andrew Amoako, the Independent MP for Fomena for his elevation to the office as Second Deputy Speaker.
“The Corps 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,” it added.
Read the full statement below