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Ghana's Speakership Position Should Be Reserved For This Political Party - Do You Agree?

Inside the parliament of Ghana.

The position of the Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of Ghana, in my opinion, should be reserved for the political party we are about to talk about subsequently.

Prior to that, it is important to note that since the inception of the 4th Republic of Ghana, from 1992 until currently, there had not been an instance where the Speaker of Parliament of Ghana is a member of an opposition political party.

However, historically, we now have the opportunity of witnessing a regime where the current Speaker of Parliament is a staunch member of the main opposition political party to the incumbent political party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) respectively.

Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Speaker of Parliament of Ghana.

Since he got sworn-in as the Speaker of Ghana's 8th Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, a staunch member of the NDC has proven, thus far, beyond doubts that he is committed to keeping the government, which is formed by the NPP, in check.

Since he assumed office he had appeared to be quite firm in his dealings with the Executive. A typical scenario was the moment he openly expressed to the Executive that he was not going to accept the budget estimates for the Legislature.

Bagbin's disposition, currently, creates an impression that the future of the next 4 years of governance in Ghana, in terms of checks and balances, is going to be bright.

Flag of NPP, left; flag of NDC, right (the 2 biggest political parties in Ghana).

Considering the aforesaid, I suppose it would be classified a positive democratic growth if a legislation is made such that; Ghana's speakership position is reserved for the political party which emerges 2nd in future presidential elections - Do you agree?

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4th Republic Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin Ghana NDC National Democratic Congress


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