Speaker of the 8th Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin has served a word of caution to new entrants of the august house to not just carry the tag ‘Honourable’, but act accordingly.
Addressing the house for the first time at the official sitting of the house, Mr Bagbin warmly welcomed the new members of Parliament, adding that the success of the legislature hung on their shoulders.
While condemning altercations which occurred in the lead up to his inauguration, the former Nadowli Kaleo MP stressed that there was the need for members of the 8th Parliament to be held to higher standards.
He charged that the incidents which marred the voting exercise will not happen again under his leadership.
Some 130 members of parliament made their way into the 8th Parliament for the first time after the December 7 elections.
The constituencies which are been represented by new MPs include: Nadowli-Kaleo, Keta, Tamale, Central, Hohoe, Yilo Krobo, Anlo, Ketu South, Wa West, Buem, Amasaman, Aowin, Chiana Paga, Kumbungu, Jirapa, Akan, Afram Plains South, Damongo, Lambuisie, Yagaba Kubori, Karaga, Nkarigu, Salaga North, Binduri, Chereponi, Yunyoo, Kintampo South, Pru West, Upper West Akim, New Edubiase, Awutu Senya, Adentan. Madina, Jaman North, Jaman South, Dormaa West, Wenchi, Nkoranza Noth.