Parliament Defends Speaker

Parliament has debunked the allegations of bias against the Speaker, Alban Bagbin after the Majority Members of Parliament walked out and the subsequent rejection of the 2022 budget by the Minority MPs.

According to a statement issued by the Public Affairs Unit, it stated that the Parliament of Ghana, in consonance with the 1992 Constitution and the Standing Orders, is going through the processes that govern the presentation of the budget and economic policy of the government for the year 2022, as provided for in Chapter13 of the Constitution.

The statement explains that, “As it is common in all Parliaments, these processes are sometimes characterized by disagreements but usually, the House can come to some agreement”.

It added, “the events that have characterized the scrutiny of this particular budget is no exception”.

“The Rt. Hon. Speaker, being fully aware of the national nature of the budget and the need to do what is best for the entire citizenry, is committed to ensuring that Parliament conducts its business with this in mind. Parliament will like to assure citizens that allegations of bias are unfounded and should not be entertained” the statement indicated.

BY Daniel Bampoe