Speaker of Parliament Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin donated Ghc 100,000 to orphans on his 65th birthday on Saturday, September 24th 2022.
The Speaker spent the day with children of the Hopeland Training Centre at Adjei Kojo in the Tema West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
Supported by his wife, Madam Linda Ofosuah Oboh, and his two children, Hon Bagbin presented a cheque of GH¢50,000.00 to Rev. Brother Cosmas Kanmwaa, Director of Hopeland Training Centre, as well as Ghc 50,000 worth of donations.
The donation was reported by then Ghana News Agency who wrote on Twitter: “Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Speaker of Parliament on Saturday celebrated his 65th birthday with the children of Hopeland Training Centre at Adjei Kojo, Tema West Municipality, Greater Accra Region.”
Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Speaker of Parliament on Saturday celebrated his 65th birthday with the children of Hopeland Training Centre at Adjei Kojo, Tema West Municipality, Greater Accra Region.#GhanaNewsAgency #GNA #AbanBagbin pic.twitter.com/qQ7Q8JlYWm
— Ghana News Agency (@GHANANEWSAGENCY) September 24, 2022
The Speaker of Parliament made history in 2021 after becoming the first member of the opposition party in Parliament to become Speaker of the house.
Prior to that, Alban was the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament during the term of Honourable Mike Ocquaye.
Prior to that, he served as the Member of Parliament for Nadowli from 1993 to 2001 – the longest-serving Member of Parliament.
Bagbin Resigns From Ghana Bar Association
Recently, the Speaker announced he was resigning from the Ghana Bar Association (GBA).
Mr Bagbin said the conduct of the lawyers’ association is problematic and people are worried about its position on matters of national interest.
The Speaker of Parliament made this revelation when a delegation from a newly formed association of lawyers: the Law Society of Ghana (LSG) paid a courtesy call to him at his office.