Respect, Discipline, Key to Success – MP advises Students

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The honorable Member of Parliament (MP) for the Banda constituency, in the Brong Ahafo Region, Ibrahim Ahmed, has urged students to endeavor to be law-abiding, respectful and disciplined in order to be successful in all their endeavors.

He pointed out that besides hard work, by way of learning, thereby bringing their books to their hearts, students should also display a high sense of loyalty and commitment to their teachers, parents, neighbours and all in authority they come in contact with. By this, they will get benediction from all and sundry, so that their ways would be clear; devoid of obstructions both physical and spiritual.

Ahmed, who also doubles as the Deputy Chief Whip for the Minority in Parliament, gave this advice to students of the St. Catherine Senior High School, Sogakofe (SCASCO), from the Volta Region when they visited Parliament House last week and called on Kobla Mensah Woyome, who is the MP for South Tongu constituency.

As has always been the case, MPs, whenever they get visiting students from their constituencies, invite their colleagues to talk to these students. It was therefore no wonder that Hon. Woyome, who is also the Minority Spokesperson on Youth and Sports invited his leader to talk to his visitor-students.

Hon. Ahmed told the students that in Parliament, MPs from the two divides –NPP, NDC may strongly disagree on certain national issues, which sends them up in hot exchanges by way of debate, but end up becoming one at the end of the day. Therefore, the wrong notion out there that MPs are always at logger-heads is not true. “Here in Parliament, we believe in heated debate. But also we believe in unity and sharing, as at the end of our heated debate, we share things, ideas, food etc. together”, he told the students. Apparently, Hon. Woyome had invited some of his colleagues from the NPP too to talk to his students.

He subsequently advised the students to inculcate in themselves these attributes so as to get on well with all in the society. He was quick to point out that the Volta Region always produces the best of MPs, amongst which was the immediate speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. E.R.D. Adjaho, Ken Dziraseh a former 1st Deputy Speaker and many more.

Hon. Woyome later spelled out the functions of Parliament to his visitors who compromised 51 students and Five (5) teaching staff. The visitors including teachers took turns to ask Hon. Woyome questions on Parliament, to which he answered them all. The group was led by Mr. K.M. Vedomey, the English and French Tutor of the schools, with Ms. Essie Bonuedie, also an English Tutor thanking the MP and his colleagues for the occasion and attention.

Source: S.O. ANKAMAH

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