Thanksgiving service held at Sombo in the Upper West region for Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin


A Thanksgiving Mass has been held in Sombo in the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West region, the birth place of the Rt. Hon Speaker Alban S. K. Bagbin, on his elevation to the high office of Speaker of Ghana's 8th Parliament.

The service which was attended by the two Deputy Speakers of Parliament, leaders from both sides of the House as well as current and former Members of Parliament, was celebrated by Most Rev. Richard Kuuia Baawobr, M. AFR, Catholic Bishop of Wa.

Addressing the congregants, Speaker Bagbin acknowledged the hand of God in the rather rancorous process that saw him emerge victorious.

"Clearly then, while my elevation is a privilege and an honour, it comes with a huge responsibility - a responsibility to maintain and improve the checks and balances between the Executive and the Legislature, and to hold the government accountable for its decisions and actions.

"An arduous task on my shoulders, but I am determined to live up to the expectations, and even better, I want to be more than it even expected of me, for the progress of Parliament and our beloved country."