‘Apply yourself religiously to the Constitution and the Standing Orders’: Parliament swears-in...

‘Apply yourself religiously to the Constitution and the Standing Orders’: Parliament swears-in new Abuakwa North MP

Source: www.ghanajustice.com

The newly-elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North Constituency, Gifty Twum Ampofo has been sworn-in by the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament.

Advising the new MP, the Minority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said that ‘the rule in the House hinges on two primary documents and it is simple’,  adding that for the newly sworn-in MP to be relevant to the House, she should apply herself religiously to the 1992 Constitution and the Standing Orders of Parliament.

For his part, the Majority leader, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin who was happy to welcome a female member to the House stated that he ‘hopes the MP will discharge her duties creditably’.

Congratulating Mrs Twum Ampofo, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho said that the new MP’s predecessor was a respected Member of the House, adding that he hoped she would pursue that path so that she would become one of the peacemakers of the House.

‘I wish you all the best and if you are able to tap into the experience of the senior members of the House, I can assure you that even though you have a limited period, you can make your mark before the end of this year’, the Speaker charged the new MP.

Speaking to the media, the NPP MP said that she was happy to serve her constituents, calling for a consented effort to ensure development in the Abuakwa North constituency of the Eastern Region.

Gifty Twum Ampofo, who is a Member on the Minority side of Parliament (New Patriotic Party Member), succeeds the late lawmaker, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu who was stabbed to death by suspected armed robbers in his residence at Shiashie, a suburb of Accra. The new MP takes over the vacant seat after winning a by-election.