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Speaker ‘Falls In Love’ With Adaklu MP For Being The Most Punctual Lawmaker

By Christian Kpesese
Speaker ‘Falls In Love’ With Adaklu MP For Being The Most Punctual Lawmaker
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The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye has heaped praises on the Member of Parliament for Adaklu Constituency, Kwame Agbodza for living the traits of a lawmaker.

He specifically singled out Governs Kwame Agbodza for his ability, contribution to duty and punctuality to the work of Parliament which he noted are crucial for Ghana's democratic journey.

He described Mr Kwame Agbodza as "an example of punctuality" and one of the most respected Members of Parliament.

"If there's an example of punctuality, it is the man sitting right there".

The Speaker made the observation when the family of a former Member of Parliament for Ho East, Steve Akorli paid a courtesy call on him to inform him and Parliament about the final funeral rites of the late lawmaker.

Incidentally, the current MP for Adaklu, Governs Kwame Agbodza portrays similar traits the late Steve Akorli who also hails from Adaklu exhibited during his days as the representative of the people of Ho East.

The Speaker commentary followed the glowing tributes paid to the memory of the deceased by Members of Parliament recently on the floor of Parliament and his personal encounter with the late Steve Akorli.

He described the deceased as 'very enthusiastic and inquisitorial' always asking questions during the period he worked with Parliament since 1993 and delivered regular lecturers on varied topics for Ghana's new Parliament.

According to the Speaker, the Adakpu people produces finest MPs including the current MP, Kwame Agbodza.

"...when I heard the comments regarding his service in the House (Parliament), his punctuality etc.., I could not but today say that somehow, it looks as if you Adaklu people, you produced some fine MPs, I must say so in public.

“Because one of the most respected Members of the House today is your current Member of Parliament, in terms of ability, contribution and punctuality which is not an easy thing for us in the House, and if there is an example of punctuality that is the man seated right here before you ( pointing to the Adaklu MP) , one of those every punctual people," the Speaker stated.

Prof Oquaye also hinted he will soon start requesting others to go learn from the good example of the people of Adaklu.

"..So it just occurred to me that these Adaklu people, how do they do it, and very soon am going to ask others to go to Adaklu to learn something. It is very important but it is true, it's not because you are here otherwise, l myself, I don't know the people am working and dealing with, so we appreciate you and we appreciate your MP,” the Speaker told the delegation.

The Speaker assured that Parliament with all decency will support the family bury and celebrate the deceased Steve Akorli.

The late Steve Senu Akorli 70, was born on October 12, 1948. He was survived by a wife Judith Victoria Akorli and six children.