The Member of Parliament for Nadowli Kaleo, Hon Sumah M. Anthony had eulogized the Speaker of Parliament who doubles as the former Member of Parliament for Nadowli Kaleo, Rt Hon Alban Sumana Kingford Bagbin.
The speaker was awarded the Millennium Excellence Award by a foundation established by Nana Osei Tutu, the King of the Asanti Kingdom.
The award is a recognition of the contribution of the Speaker to the development of Ghana and parliamentary democracy. Indeed, until he became Speaker of Parliament, he had been the longest-serving Member of Parliament in the Fourth Republic. He also served as Minority leader, Majority leader, Second Deputy Speaker and now the Speaker of Parliament.
Hon Anthony Sumah, the current Nadowli Kaleo Constituency could not hide his joy over the success story of a man he succeeded as a Member of Parliament.
In a Facebook post, Hon Anthony Sumah described 'his boss' as a "masterful legislator."
Read below the full Facebook post:
CONGRATULATIONS TO RIGHT HON. ALBAN SUMANA KINGSFORD BAGBIN ON RECEIVING THE MILLENIUM EXCELLENCE AWARD.
Congratulations to our experienced and indefatigable speaker of parliament on receiving the coveted award of Member of parliament of the decade from the Millennium Excellence Foundation.
Having been an active member of the 1st parliament of the 4th Republic through to the 7th, there is no doubt that this award is a true reflection of your enormous contribution to the legislative arm of government over the years. Indeed, you are an institution when it comes to parliamentary practice in Ghana and Africa and this conferment did not come as a surprise to many.
We in Nadowli/Kaleo could not be any more proud of you. This only comes to justify our long-held trust in your competence as a masterful legislator. You have been and continue to be a trailblazer and an illustrious ambassador of Nadowli/Kaleo to the world. We share in this glory even as we celebrate you for yet another priceless accomplishment.
Many thanks to the board of the Millennium Excellence Foundation, chaired by HRM Otumfuor Osei Tutu for this meritorious recognition.
Once again, Congratulations Right Hon. Speaker, Nadowli/Kaleo will always be proud of you.
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