Speaker’s frequent absence ‘worrying’ – Majority


    The Majority has described the Speaker of Parliament’s frequesnt absence in the house as worrying.

    This comes after Speaker Alban Sumana Bagbin, informed the House of his intention to travel outside the country for another medical review.

    Speaking to the press on Thursday, 27 January 2022, Nsawam-Adoagyiri MP, Mr Annoh-Dompreh said, “It is worrying; I mean, I can’t pretend about it.”

    According to the Nsawam-Adoagyiri lawmaker, some measures should be put in place to provide medical care for Speaker Bagbin in the country.

    “His health is important, and I think we as a people should put our heads together or the leaders should find a way of helping the Speaker find a solution to this because, it is becoming one too many.

    “I mean he is the Speaker and he has taken ill and he needs treatment. Is it the case that we can’t get an equally good medical team to have this treatment done here? Vis-à-vis the fact that, because of the nature of our Parliament,” he said.

    Prior to Parliament’s resumption on Tuesday, Mr Bagbin was away in Dubai for medical care and review.

    Meanwhile, the House will be deliberating on the most talked-about e-Levy next week.