Network of Young Mentees of Bagbin (NYMB), a youth group in the Nadowli Kaleo Constituency in the Upper West Region, has congratulated Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament for four National Peace awards.
The group, in a statement, lauded their mentor and laureate, who is also the Member of Parliament for the area, describing him as a “man of peace and development.”
The statement, issued in Accra, and signed by Mr James Dagaba, National Coordinator; Mr Sylvester Bikpe, the National Public Relations Officer; and Mr Rufus Yenna, the National Chairman, read in part: “On behalf of the good people of the Nadowli/Kaleo constituency, we, members of the Network of Young Mentees of Bagbin (NYMB)congratulate you for being a recipient of the National Peace Awards.
“These include the Governance Peace Award, the Parliamentary Peace Award, the Community Spirit Peace Award, and the Humanitarian and Service Peace Award.
“These are awards you well deserve. Naturally, your political persona is one of a widely admired peaceful resonance that is in perfect harmony with your whole embodiment, your work and your environment.
“Your welcoming smiles and soft spoken words through to your lovely interaction with many people all radiate peace.”
The group noted that during political campaigns, while others were busily insulting opponents and inciting their followers to riot, Mr Bagbin always campaigned for and championed peace..
It thanked the organisers, the Ghana Peace Awards, for recognising Mr Bagbin’s unyielding sacrifices in contributing to the maintenance of peace and unity within and outside Ghana.
The NYMB used the opportunity to congratulate Mr Bagbin on his assumption of office as Second Deputy Speaker of the Seventh Parliament of the fourth Republic.
“With your rich experience in the business of the House, we are very confident that you represent a well-stocked vault of knowledge for Parliament to immensely benefit from.
“It will be an understatement to reckon that you are an institution of parliamentary democracy in Ghana.”
The NYBM recalled that in 2015, Mr Bagbin won the overall best MP of the year with an outstanding score of 97.3 percent.
It said further that ‘the African Watch Magazine rated you A+ in two different years; and you also won the overall best Minister of the year in 2012.’
At the international level, Mr Bagbin won the 2015 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Award.
The group assured their mentor and laureate that they would cherish and treasure these achievements as a heritage.
“These awards do not come to us as a surprise because you have adequately demonstrated that your political persona is one of discipline, hard work, diligence, and principles. Your resolve to always strive for the best while setting new standards makes you a unique leader. This inspires us to never settle for less.
“We wish to use this opportunity to officially bring to your attention that you have such a network of young Ghanaians who are closely monitoring and learning from your impressive exploits.”
The NYBM said the vision and foresight has brought the Nadowli/Kaleo constituency from “zero to hero” in terms of development, noting that the constituency, which had only one Day Senior High Technical School now has five established Senior High Schools and a Teacher Training College.
“We say thank you,” the NYMB said, adding, “you have adequately demonstrated that you indeed have the blue print for the development of the Nadowli-Kaleo Constituency and mother Ghana at large. We once again pledge our support and partnership to help you achieve your vision for the Constituency and this Country at large.
‘We wish you the very best in your quest to establish a just and free society in the provision of equitable development in the Constituency.”