Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin will be absent from Parliament in the next days. He will travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for a second medical examination.
The Speakers will visit the UAE for the third time for a routine medical checkup, having previously visited the country on November 27, 2021, and January 7, 2022.
The House Majority, on the other hand, is concerned about Alban Bagbin’s frequent absences, particularly at a time when the government is attempting to enact the Electronic Transaction Levy Bill, or E-levy.
“It is worrying,” Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh-Dompreh told the Parliamentary press corps. “I mean, I can’t pretend about it.”
Speaker Bagbin traveled to the United Arab Emirates for medical reasons before to Parliament’s resumption on Tuesday; he returned on Sunday, January 23 for Parliamentary duties.
The Speaker is scheduled to fly for another check-up once the House resumes on January 25.
The Nsawam-Adoagyiri politician feels that this practice should be reconsidered in favor of a more productive alternative that would benefit both the country and the legislative branch of government.
He demanded that certain measures be taken to ensure medical treatment for the Speaker while he is in the nation.
“It’s critical that he maintains his health. And I believe that we, as a people, should put our heads together, or that our leaders should find a way to assist the Speaker in finding a solution to this, because one is already too many.
“I mean, he’s the Speaker, and he’s sick, and he needs to be treated.” Is it true that we won’t be able to find a similarly qualified medical team to do this treatment here?” Annoh-Dompreh expressed his thoughts.