I won't bow to pressure to make Parliament a 'rubber stamp or obstructionist'
The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has said that he will not yield to pressure from any group or individual to make Parliament a 'rubber stamp' or obstructive body. "Regardless of which party has the upper hand in the House, it will be wrong to see Parliament's role as either obstructive or rubber-stamping the government's agenda. Parliament cannot discharge any of its core mandates, deliberative, legislative, financial control, oversight and representational by being either obstructionist or rubber stamp," he said. With Ghana's Parliament currently having 137 seats occupied by the governing NPP, 137 seats occupied by the NDC, and one independent parliamentary seat, many have said the development may pose a challenge for the Executive since it will struggle to have its nominations, bills and proposed agreements passed by Parliament.