Speaker, Predecessors Commiserate With Prof. Oquaye | Politics



The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Monday led a delegation of former Audio system of Parliament and different dignitaries to commiserate with the instant previous Speaker, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, on the passing of his spouse, Main Alberta Oquaye (retd), at his residence at Haatso, Accra.

Mr Bagbin was accompanied by former Audio system, Joyce Adeline Bamford-Addo and Edward Doe Adjaho.

Different dignitaries have been the Minority Chief, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson; the Clerk-to-Parliament, Cyril Nsiah, and the Head of Speaker’s Workplace, Richard Acheampong.

Additionally on the occasion have been a constitutional knowledgeable and statesman, Prof. Nana S. Ok. B. Asante, and the Chief Govt of the Ga East Municipal Meeting, Elizabeth Kaakie Mann.

Unparalleled love 

Mr Bagbin stated it was gratifying that Prof. Oquaye and his household had the chance to remain by the aspect of his spouse and did every little thing they may, each residence and overseas, to offer her the very best medical care.

“If right now God has determined to name again his beloved daughter, we are able to solely say thanks be to God,” he stated.

Mr Bagbin counseled his instant previous predecessor for “standing beside his expensive spouse” throughout making an attempt instances, saying “really, I’ve learnt quite a bit from the present of unparalleled like to an expensive one”.

Assist of Parliament

He touted how he, as Deputy Speaker, realized a lot underneath the toes of Prof. Oquaye from 2017 to 2020, particularly in how one can handle the Home. 

“Your document and legacy are there for all to see,” he stated to his predecessor, and expressed the help of the whole Parliament and different former Audio system in direction of a befitting “resting place to our expensive one”.

“We need to guarantee you that the entire Parliament can be with you, and we are going to collectively not mourn however rejoice the lifetime of our expensive one,” he stated.
Prof. Oquaye stated it had by no means occurred within the historical past of Ghana {that a} former Speaker of Parliament, Mrs Bamford-Addo, would work with two Deputy Audio system for the primary Deputy Speaker to succeed her and thereafter a Second Deputy Speaker to observe.

“So, we’re actually grateful as a household in your listening to of this matter and coming,” he stated, recalling how Speaker Bagbin had superb relations along with his spouse.

Prof. Oquaye stated his late spouse additionally had good relations with former Audio system Mrs Bamford-Addo and Mr Adjaho. 

Who was Main Oquaye?

Main Mrs Oquaye (retd) handed away soundly on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at her residence at Haatso, Accra. 

Her private doctor, Prof. Oquaye and different shut members of the family have been current when she handed on. She was 88 years previous.

She enrolled within the Ghana Military as a nurse (GH 767) after coaching within the UK as a nurse/midwife, and coaching on the Ghana Army Academy. 

Her appreciable expertise from England impacted positively on her efficiency, and he or she served the nation in Kumasi, Sunyani, Tamale and Accra. 

She labored within the theatre of the 37 Army Hospital, within the midwifery division and ended her profession because the in-charge of the Particular Officers Ward the place each Head of State, at any given time, has a reserved suite.

On August 2, 2013, at a particular army ceremony, she was given The Excellent Army Nightingale Award for her providers to the nation and the army.  

On retirement, Main Oquaye (retd) served in India because the partner of then Excessive Commissioner of Ghana. 

After they returned residence, the husband was appointed Minister of State. 
In her final 4 years within the public gentle, she was the versatile spouse of the Speaker for the Seventh Parliament. 
She was the escort of the current Queen Consort of England from Kotoka Airport when she visited Ghana with the current King Charles III in November 2018.

Supply: graphiconline.com



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