Wed. Jun 16th, 2021

Don’t forsake your work in Parliament if you’re appointed ministers – Bagbin warns MPs

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The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin, has cautioned members who may be appointed as ministers of state in the coming days not to sake their job in Parliament.

He said the constitutional arrangement that allows a president to draw some of his ministers from Parliament does not help parliamentary work and that until it is reviewed, members appointed as ministers will have to strike a balance between their work as MPs and ministers. 

The Speaker added that his experience as an MP who served in many capacities in government show that some members may be required to serve as many as “three masters – constituency, Parliament and the President”. 

But he expects them to know Parliament is their priority.

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