The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, is battling with cancer and is, therefore, embarking on a trip to the United Arab Emirates to seek medical attention.
Sources close to health authorities in Dubai tell www.myabclive.com that the Speaker is “likely to undergo chemotherapy treatment ” before he returns to Ghana.
In a letter cited by MyAbclive.com written by the Parliamentary Service to the Head of Mission, Ghana Embassy, UAE and the Consular-General in Dubai, details of the Speaker’s trip have been given.
The letter, amongst other things, details the following;
“I have been directed by the Clerk to Parliament to inform you about the arrival of the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, in Dubai to undergo a medical review”.
The speaker is traveling with his wife and another relative.
The statement said that the Speaker will be accompanied by the following: Alice Adjua Yornas, his wife, Dr. Prince Kofi Pambo, head of medical at Parliament house, Patience Bagbin, speaker’s secretariat and Justice Norvor, his aide.
It added that Mr. Speaker and his delegation will depart Accra on Saturday, 27 November 2021 at 18.50 hours and arrive in Dubai at 6.20 hours on flight EK788 the next day.
“They will depart Dubai on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 at 7.35 hours and arrive in Accra the same day at 12.05 hours on flight EK787″.
The statement added that “It would be appreciated if arrangements are made for Mr. Speaker and his delegation to be met on arrival and due courtesies extended to them”.
The letter was signed by Sheba Nana Osei Afriyie, Head, Parliamentary Relations and Protocol.