Members of the Council of State have charged Speaker, Alban Bagbin, to ensure that Parliament works.

The Council, led by its Chairman, Nana Otuo Serebour, has begun a series of engagements with the Caucuses in Parliament to resolve the acrimonious relationship between the two divides of the House.

The Council held a crunch meeting with the Speaker on Tuesday, indicating that their intervention promotes parliamentary democracy.

“Mr Speaker, we have to listen; we have come to hear from patiently from you,” he noted.

After the meeting with the Speaker, he stated that the Council intend to “analyse, dissect and look at the issues that have come before us.”

He added that the outcome of the discussion will be made known to the Speaker at the appropriate time.

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, on his part, observed that he expected to meet challenges due to the circumstances surrounding his election.

“…I could not prophesy that I was going to be Speaker, it was a surprise and a miracle that is how I see it because it’s God who wanted that to happen, and I had that in a painful caesarian operation, and that’s the product seated before you, you all saw what happened?”

In response to the charge, Mr Bagbin stated that his office is always open to Council for advice, adding that he is grateful for the step taken by the Members of the Council of State.

He added that he has planned to implement a workshop for the Parliamentary Leadership and some elders to moderate and facilitate discussions this weekend.

“None of us happy with the way some things are going on, but I keep on saying that despite the whole sensations, temper it with

“We’ve never had such a hung Parliament before, and you know the majority usually runs governance, so when you feel sometimes you have a majority, issuing taking sometimes becomes a serious challenge and particularly the system that we are running,” he stated.

The Speaker also mentioned that the 2020 election results is one of the challenges the country has to contend with in Parliament.

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