The speaker suggests quotas for underrepresented groups.

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There is no representation for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the parliament.

Alban Bagbin, Speaker of Parliament, has proposed the establishment of quotas to represent strategic groups and minorities in Parliament due to the fact that just 40 out of the 275 Members of Parliament (MPs) are currently women.

In addition to the geographical constituencies, he continued, there should be quotas for minority groups to enable them to participate in decision-making.

The comments were made by Mr. Bagbin last Sunday at the Emintsimadze palace during a courtesy call on the Oguaa Traditional Council, which was being led by Osabarima Kwesi Atta.

30 years

The Speaker’s efforts to rally support for Ghana’s return to democracy and the 30th anniversary of the Parliament in the Fourth Republic include the visit.

According to Mr. Bagbin, the purpose of the festivities and activities was to inform Ghanaians about their heritage and inspire support for the nation’s democracy. speaker

The minority leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam in the Central Region, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, was in his entourage.

Members of the public and Central Regional Minister Justina Marigold Assan were also present.

The two decided to trade gifts after thinking about it.

More information on the situation was provided by Mr. Bagbin, who claimed that it was unfair that PWDs only had a 5.5% representation during the sixth Parliament.

According to him, proper representation of religious organizations, civil society organizations, traditional authorities, people with disabilities, young people, and women is necessary for rapid progress.

“Yet you continue to tout yourself as a model democracy.

Who was your model?

“Despite the fact that we are a very spiritual people, our leadership does not want the spiritual leaders to get involved in politics.

He asked, “Why have we left them out?

The Speaker, who served as the Nadowli West Constituency’s representative from 1992 to 2020, said that the representation of 14.5 percent by 40 women in parliament was incorrect, pointing out that several African nations had already surpassed the 30% threshold.

Additionally, he stated that less than 5% of Parliament’s membership is currently made up of young people.

He added that because some groups weren’t provided for in lawmaking, their absence had an influence on progress.

The Speaker, who throughout his time as a member of parliament alternately held the positions of Majority and Minority Leader, stated that celebrating 30 years of unbroken democracy offered a chance to assess the progress made toward enhancing it for rapid development.

He claimed that many Ghanaians did not comprehend democracy and that it was important to use the historic event to help them do so. He claimed that the country’s democracy was a synthesis of experiences from various cultures and customs.

The Speaker emphasized that military rule should not be an option, despite the flaws in the nation’s democratic system.

He pointed out that no nation in the world had ever prospered without a democracy, hence, Ghana’s democracy needed to be reviewed and improved rather than returning to a military dictatorship.

“When I was a student, I participated in the struggle.

I was a student leader at Legon during the revolution, so I am aware of the motivation for the conflict.

“I’m hearing arguments for a return to the military regime.

Even if you haven’t passed away, you at least understand slumber.

In our country, we take so many things for granted. We make light of extremely serious issues, he continued.

Reversals are alarming

Additionally, Mr. Bagbin expressed alarm about the recent democratic backsliding in neighboring nations, saying it was crucial to make deliberate measures to strengthen the nation’s democracy.

He emphasized that the country’s continued democracy was a blessing that needed to be safeguarded by all Ghanaians.


The Speaker traced the history of Ghana’s independence movements back to the 1800s and claimed that many individuals started the fight for independence long before the Big Six; nevertheless, he claimed that many of these significant individuals have not received the proper recognition.

He added that it was essential to present Ghana’s history in its proper context, including all those who had participated in the struggles that had propelled Ghana this far.

Osabarima Kwesi Atta advised everyone to be on the lookout for anything that can jeopardize the nation’s peace.

He pleaded with the Speaker to support giving the traditional council a portion of the revenue from the Cape Coast Castle tourist attraction.

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