Speaker Alban Bagbin, today, 25th January 2022, showed up at work in style!
Instead of his usual ceremonial outfit on opening days, Speaker Alban Bagbin, opted for more indigenous wear and appeared, clad in rich kente cloth and a jumper, complete with crown as worn by Ewe chiefs in the Volta region to traditional ceremonies.
His outfit, has since set social media ablaze with many users posting pictures and making comments.
At the beginning of the year, Mr. Bagbin, announced that he would only be using the Speaker’s cloak for ceremonial occasions this year.
Speaking in an interview on Ghana Television, the Speaker noted that he will be putting on traditional dresses to deliberately market the Ghanaian culture.
This, the Speaker said, forms part of his commitment to change the dress code and code of conduct of MPs.
He said wearing the cloak is aristocratic, adding that he would only wear it for ceremonial purposes.
“You may be seeing me more in traditional dresses. I may use that [the cloak] only for ceremonial occasions, which is what is in the literature of Ghana concerning that cloak and gown.”
Mr Bagbin believes this will help the market for locally produced items.
“We also have to provide the market for our produce. We cannot always rely on what others manufacture and sell to us when we are capable of manufacturing even better ones,” the Speaker added.