The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has urged new members of 7th parliament to work diligently to protect the public purse.

He made the appeal at a 3-day orientation program for the new legislators of the 7th parliament in Koforidua in the Eastern Region on Sunday.

He advised the new MPs to demonstrate a strong sense of patriotism and be of good behavior while representing their constituents.

The Speaker: “You have a lot of privileges, but to whom much is given, much is expected. Our roles are expressly articulated in Article 103 of the constitution. We need to examine ourselves and sharpen our tools so that we can deliver our mandates effectively. Among other reasons, the people who elected us, are watching.”

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Prof. Oquaye also pledged to be firm and balanced in the discharge of his duty to promote the integrity of the house.

By: Jonas Nyabor/


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