Seasoned journalist and managing editor of The new Crusading guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has advised the speaker of parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin to consider the option of stepping aside if his health is going to be a challenge to his work in Parliament. He made this comment on Kokrokoo last Thursday in a panel discussion.
The post budget analysis and debate seems not to simmer down any time soon as it continues to spark a longstanding tussle between the two leading political parties in the country. Undoubtedly, the budget has faced a stiff opposition from the Minority Caucus in Parliament and the opposition National Democratic Congress as a party.
It appears the brouhaha between the Ghana Police and Parliament is not simmering down any time soon. Day in and day out, fresh revelations come to add to the prevailing ones as the speaker continues to condemn the attempts to arrest Francis Xavier Sosu. The Speaker of Parliament Rt.
The Speaker of Ghana's eighth Parliament in the Fourth Republic, Right Honorable Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has issued personal warnings to the Majority Caucus and some other members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) about personal attacks his outfit has been receiving from them over the recent Parliament impasse.
Today, Right Honorable Alban Sumana Bagbin made an interesting comment about the majority status of Parliament before adjourning the house. This was in reaction to the fewer NPP MPs in Parliament getting to the end of the Parliamentary proceedings. In contrast, the NDC MPs were at parliament in their numbers.
Yesterday, November 26, 2021 would go down in history as one of the saddest days in the life of our Ghanaian Parliament. As the much anticipated debate and voting of the budget was about to begin, one side of the house was empty due to the absence of the majority Caucus.
Today, Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, a festival that commemorates the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and sacrifice of Abraham. Today, leaders all over the world have dropped messages despite their religious background. Today, Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin, dropped a simple message for Ghanaians.
Speaker Alban Sumana Bagbin says agreement working in Parliament will endure should the Majority Caucus keep on attacking his character. Refering to attacks by the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo Markin and other New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs, Mr Bagbin saw that their exercises discourage any chance of any goal in the House.
There is a growing brouhaha surrounding the post budget discussion and analysis. The debate continues to get intense day in and day out as many calls have been made on the policy measures presented by Ken Ofori-Atta. Many Ghanaians have also decried the introduction of the electronic transactions and bank transfers levy capped at 1.75% for transfers beyond 100 cedis.
After speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin directs Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Attah, to reverse his decision to suspend collection of road tolls, Ghanaians has praised him and stated that he should live long for keeping roads minister on toes. A lot of people believe that speaker of Parliament has spoken for the masses as they are not expecting such directive from him.
Today, November 30, 2021 would go down in the country's history as one of the important days that witnessed an unusual and unexpected event in the House of Parliament. It can be said that what transpired in Parliament is signaling how problematic the hung Parliament is turning out to be as each Caucus tries to undo decisions that were taken by the other Caucus.
Outspoken American based Ghanaian broadcast Journalist, Kevin Ekow Badu Taylor has descending heavily on the Speaker of Parliament, Hohoe Alban Sumana Bagbin, for what in his opinion, is a deliberate attempt to delay parliamentary proceedings to favor the ruling NPP party. He made this accusation today, November 26, 2021, during a “Breaking News” version of on his loud silence channel on Facebook.
Yesterday, the First Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament for Bekwai Constituency, Hon. Joseph Osei-Owusu overturned the ruling of his boss, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Bagbin on the 2022 Budget. The budget was approved by a one-sided House made up of only the Majority after the Minority boycotted yesterday's Parliamentary sitting.
Deputy Majority Leader, Afenyo Markins made a bold revelation during an interview with Joy News journalist, Evans Mensah. He exposed the leadership of the majority of their inability to control their members. According to him, there had been several instances where members of Parliament from the National Democratic Congress, intentionally distract the Speaker of Parliament with noise and banging during a meeting in his lobby.
The post budget discussion and its surrounding surprises and brouhaha is not simmering down anytime soon as Ghanaians anticipate for the final deliberations and approval in parliament. It is on record that, the budget has caused massive stir and uproar between Ghanaians who have constantly criticised and opposed the policy measures intended to be introduced by the government.
The debate over Ken Ofori-post-budget Atta's policy measures is escalating as Ghanaians express a wide range of opinions. MPs have already vowed against the Agyenkwa budget's passage, so the debate and approval in Parliament are sure to be interesting. The elimination of road tolls and the implementation of an electronic transactions levy to tax mobile money transactions, bank transfers, and inward remittances are two notable policies that have sparked longstanding controversy among Ghanaians.
Before adjourning the house today, Right Honorable Alban Sumana Bagbin made an interesting comment about Parliament's majority status. This was in response to the fact that there were fewer NPP MPs in Parliament as the session came to a close. The NDC, on the other hand, was well-represented in parliament.
The Minority in Parliament few days ago rejected the 2022 “Agyenkwa” Budget Statement which they [Minority in Parliament] described as a “killer” budget because of the additional burden it would place on the Ghanaian if approved. The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon.
The cape coast high court's ruling on the Assin North parliamentary election results which reads that the NDC MP victory be annulled is becoming very problematic. The quantum of heat and controversy surrounding this verdict is taking shape as it tends to awaken other critical issues. Aside the possibility of the MP, honorable Gyaakye Quason to face prosecution for perjury, another big concern people is not giving much attention is the impact this verdict has on the speakership position of the current speaker of Parliament, Right honorable Alban Sumana Bagbin.
The Speaker of Parliament has challenged the Roads Minister to immediately bring back the toll booths and the workers he seems to have collapsed and sacked them respectively to be reinstated as they continue with their duties. This comes after the Finance Minister declared that all toll booths on government roads must be cleared out and their duties be scrapped in the 2022 National Budget yesterday.