The Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, the Most Rev Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, has described the election of Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin because the Speaker of Ghana’s eighth Parliament as a historic occasion that ought to information future leaders.
He mentioned the truth that a candidate of the opposition occasion had been elected Speaker of Parliament ought to ship a transparent message to the political class that Ghanaians wished their leaders to work collectively in concord so as to meet their hopes and aspirations.
The Most Rev Jagodziński made the comment final Friday when the Speaker of Parliament known as on him on the Nunciature in Accra.
The Apostolic Nuncio urged the Speaker to proceed to champion the necessity for the totally different faiths within the nation to peacefully co-exist.
He recommended the Speaker for his dedication to public service for the 28 years he had represented the folks of Nadowli-Kaleo in Parliament, in addition to the affect he had made when he served within the Govt arm of presidency.
For his half, Bagbin expressed gratitude to the Nuncio and the Catholic Church for taking a eager curiosity in issues of improvement within the nation, notably within the areas of schooling and well being.
He assured the Nuncio of his private dedication to advertise the work of the Worldwide Catholic Legslators Community (ICLN) to unfold the religion.
In a associated improvement, the Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), Rt Rev. Prof. J.O.Y. Mante, has recommended Bagbin for his robust ethical stance on problems with nationwide concern.
He additionally applauded the Speaker for his beneficiant philanthropic actions through the years.
He mentioned these qualities have been sufficient assurance that Bagbin would supply the wanted management to steer the ship of the Ghanaian Legislature.
Rt Rev. Prof. Mante mentioned this when he led a delegation of the CCG and representatives of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Convention to pay a courtesy name on Mr Bagbin in Parliament.
The eminent clergymen have been in Parliament to congratulate Mr Bagbin on his election to the excessive workplace of Speaker of Parliament and in addition interact him on various essential points affecting the nation, notably the latest spiritual debates generated and the present standing of legislative deliberation and advocacy towards LGBTQI+ and its associated actions within the nation.
Rt Rev. Prof. Mante pressured the significance of spiritual tolerance and the necessity for the totally different faiths within the nation to co-exist peacefully.
“We have been alarmed on the debate happening within the public area about spiritual tolerance. We’re all right here for peace, we wish to say to all Ghanaians,” he mentioned.
For his half, Bagbin expressed gratitude to the CCG and the Catholic Church for his or her function in guaranteeing concord within the nation.
He pressured the necessity for the Church and the federal government to work as companions within the improvement of the nation.
“There’s a lot we will do to refine our governance system to tackle board conventional and cultural values and norms. There isn’t a state with out the Church, and there’s a lot the 2 can effectively do collectively,” he mentioned.
On the problem of LGBTQI+, Bagbin acknowledged the present challenges within the nation’s authorized system and pledged to contain the Church and civil society to fine-tune the system and make it extra definitive to serve the better good.