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Bagbin breaks silence on Parliamentary Service Board meeting in Dubai

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has explained why members on the Parliamentary Service Board (PSB) flew to Dubai, in what several reports said, to have a meeting at his convenience.

Online news portal, MyNewsgh.com, reported that eight Parliamentary Service Board members went to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to engage the Speaker to decide on some critical decisions concerning parliament as the year comes to a close.

But responding to the reports that have gone rife in a statement, Alban Bagbin indicated that although the PSB members were in Dubai, it was only to participate in an international workshop organized by Crown Agents in Dubai.

“There has not been any meeting of the PSB in Dubai held at the instance and convenience of the Speaker of Parliament. The PSB participated in an international workshop and team building exercise by the Crown Agents in Dubai.

“It is worth noting that arrangement for the workshop predated the Speaker of Parliament’s medical trip to Dubai. It was initially planned for April 2021 and was finally held in September 2021. It had to be postponed a couple of times due to time constraints and availability of members of the PSB. Consequently, the workshop and the Speaker’s medical trip had nothing in common,” parts of the statement read.

Alban Bagbin has consequently entreated the public to disregard the false reportage which are calculated to tarnish his image and that of the PSB.

“We entreat all well-meaning Ghanaians to disregard this misleading publication, which only seeks to traduce the Rt.Hon. Speaker’s character by negatively projecting him and the Parliamentary Service Board,” the statement concluded.

The reported trip to meet the Speaker in Dubai by the PBS triggered widespread condemnation from a cross section of the public.

 

Source: Ghanaweb.com|Ghana

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