Bagbin Urges MPs To Eschew Partisanship

Bagbin Urges MPs To Eschew Partisanship



Speaker of Parliament, Alban S. K. Bagbin, has asked MPs to consign “unbridle partisanship” to background and bring their nationalism to the fore in dealing with the 2023 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government. According to him, MPs ought to keep in mind the promise they made to their constituents  to give them a reason to aspire for a better future. “What use is


parliamentary democracy if it does not present Ghanaians with the chance to attain their full potential and the prospects of a future defined by a drive toward social and economic development and growth? he quizzed. Speaking at the opening of the 2023 post-budget workshop at Ho in the Volta Region on Saturday, the Speaker said, “It is important that we place improving



the lives of those we serve at the top of our priorities as a country. He quoted the Dalai Lama as saying, “If we develop concern for other people’s welfare, share other people’s suffering, and help them, ultimately, we will benefit. If we think only of ourselves and forget about others, ultimately we will lose. The more we care for the



happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Mr. Bagbin continued, In doing so, let us eschew unbridled partisanship, given that the budget’s primary goal speaks to common issues that affect us all. Let us collectively as the legislature commit to fixing this economic turbulence. If there was any time in the history of this country that Ghanaians are looking up to the



Legislature not the Executive for solutions to the challenges confronting us as a people, it is now, he added. He intimated that the 2023 budget presents a fine opportunity for Parliament to assert its independence and relevance in the governance of this country. Else, posterity will remember us as the crop of legislators who sacrificed Ghana on the altar of partisanship, he pointed out.