The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Honourable Alban Bagbin has reiterated to the Members of Parliament that he will ensure the seeming less floor of debate in the House.
He said he would be guided by a purposive adherence to established parliamentary practice, rules of procedure, etiquette, decency, decorum, and good conscience.
To that extent, all of us need to have a clear understanding of the standing orders of parliament, he added.
He said MPs should comply with the code of conduct, rules, procedures and ethics that align with being honourable.
He said the 8th Parliament has no option but, to lead in building and developing a bipartisan, effective and responsive Parliament.
He was speaking at an induction ceremony of sitting Members of Parliament.
The Speaker said the composition of the current Parliament has allowed them to demonstrate unity and diversity.
He assured members the 8th Parliament will bring finality to the process in drafting new standing orders for the House.
He said we are all proud that stable parliamentary democracy has come to stay in Ghana whereas the Fourth Republican Parliament has proven the most enduring in Ghana’s Democratic history.
He said the successful 8 elections in Ghana and the transfer of power on three occasions has shown that Ghana is the beacon of democracy in Africa.
He said the 8th Parliament must ensure that Ghana builds a responsive House with the House taking its rightful place as the bullock od democratic governance.
He stressed that under his leadership, Parliament will not be an afterthought or a footnote in the scheme of governance in the country.
”Parliament must take it proper place ass respected arm of government, not a ministry,” he added.