President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo congratulated Mr Albana Sumana Kingsford Bagbin on his inauguration for his second term as President of Parliament on Tuesday.
First of all, I must warmly congratulate my good friend and old colleague in Parliament, the Honourable Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, on taking over the Presidency of the Parliament of the Eighth Republic.
The new Speaker of Parliament, the second Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of the recently dissolved Seventh Republic, has been a Member of Parliament for 28 years, Nadolly Kaleo, and the President has not said a word about the marathon years in the service of the Ghanaian people.
said President Akufo Addo: Nearly three decades of dedicated service to the legislature culminated when you were elevated to the rank of our nation’s third largest state office.
The president, who was a member of parliament for the electoral district of Abuakwa South, joined the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and served three terms (1996-2008) as a member of parliament under the party flag.
Under President John Kufuor, Akufo-Addo was Attorney General and Minister of Justice from 2001 to 2003 and then Minister of Foreign Affairs.
He was in Parliament with Mr Bagbin during his 12-year term.
The President trusts that his relations with the President of Parliament will be guided by the paramount interest of the Ghanaian people in ensuring good governance.
Together we will create new areas in the governance and politics of the 4. The Commission considers that it would be appropriate for the Commission to take the necessary measures to solve the problems and to solve the problems. Republic, for the first time in the life of this republic, the president of one party will have to cooperate with the president of the parliament of the other party, in all sincerity and cooperation, according to the demands of the moment and the will of the people – he said.
President Akufo Addo promised to follow in the footsteps of Presidents Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kufuor, who have served two consecutive terms.
He said he did not take lightly the honour and privilege granted to him as president and thanked Almighty God and the people of Ghana who, he said, gave him his mandate in the 7th elections. December 2020, with a wide margin for another four years.
This is a testament to the confidence that you, the people of Ghana, have in me, not only to recognize the achievements that have marked my first four years, but more importantly for the tremendous work that will be done over the next four years, President Akufo told Parliament and the millions of Ghanaians who see and hear this program on traditional and social media.
He said he was sure that everyone will be on board to put Ghana firmly on the road to progress, prosperity and development after the devastation caused by COWID-19.
It is a task I take on with all my heart and I assure all Ghanaians that I will do my best to carry it out, he said, praising the Ghanaian soul he has seen all his life.
President Bagbin led a group of parliamentary leaders who received the president when he entered a large meeting tent in the building of the Osu Accra Parliament, which for the occasion became the Parliament Chamber.
He then thanked and congratulated President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamud Bawumia, saying that I sincerely thanked you for your inauguration and as Vice President for the board.
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