The Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, presented the Democracy Cup to H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

This momentous occasion marked a significant milestone in the celebration of 30 years of the 4th Republic of Ghana.
The Speaker reflected on the President’s televised address on April 28, 2022, which launched the 30th anniversary celebrations and emphasized Parliament’s commitment to promoting democratic governance.

The Speaker highlighted the various activities undertaken over the past six months to mark the anniversary. These initiatives included public lectures, mock parliaments, and engagements with chiefs, clergy, students, and citizens across the nation.

A football match between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko, is scheduled for July 17, 2024, at the Accra Sports Stadium.

This event aims to engage the youth in the celebrations, promote peace and unity, and foster a sense of national unity ahead of the December 2024 elections. A curtain-raiser match between Parliament and former Black Stars players will add to the excitement.

The Speaker expressed his sincere gratitude to the President for his support and extended an invitation to the match. He assured the President of Parliament’s continued collaboration with the Executive, Judiciary, and other stakeholders to strengthen Ghana’s democracy and meet the needs of its citizens.

President Akufo-Addo commended the Speaker and the leadership of Parliament for the initiative and pledged his support for the event.

He emphasized the collaborative efforts between the Presidency and Parliament in advancing Ghana’s democracy. “It is to the credit of the Ghanaian people that they have embraced democracy,” he said.

The President also congratulated the Speaker and the House for the broad representation of both sides of Parliament at the event.

Attendees at the event included Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, Secretary to the President Nana Bediatuo Asante, Clerk to Parliament Cyril Kwabena Oteng Nsiah, Deputy Clerk Ebenezer Ahumah Djietror, Deputy Majority Leader Patricia Appiagyei, Minority Chief Whip Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe-Ghansah, Coordinating Director of the Public Affairs Subdivision Madam Kate Addo, Mr. David Damoah, Director of Media Relations and other top officials from both the Presidency and Parliament.

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