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Speaker at Abu Dhabi Conference – Parliament Responds to Concerns over Bagbin’s Absence

Since March 20, Parliamentary proceedings were adjourned after the Speaker announced he was halting the approval of new ministers over the President's decision to delay signing the anti-gay bill it passed in February.

Parliament is putting up a strong defence against accusations that Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has abandoned the House sittings over a row between his office and the executive arm of government.

The accusations came from one P. K. Sarpong, who writing an op-ed on Asaase Radio’s online platform, said Alban Bagbin’s absence raises “serious concerns about his commitment to serving the interests of the Ghanaian people above partisan politics.”

Since March 20, Parliamentary proceedings were adjourned after the Speaker announced he was halting the approval of new ministers over the President’s decision to delay signing the anti-gay bill it passed in February.

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But a statement from the Spraker’s Office on Thursday said the House was only taking its occasional recess in line with its Calender and Standing Orders, and might resume later next month.

“In Consequence, the Rt Hon Speaker is currently leading a parliamentary delegation at the International Renewal Energy Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,” it said.

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