Bagbin has paved the way for you to allow judges, lawyers to drop the white wigs-MP to CJ
The Member of Parliament for Builsa South Dr. Clement Apaak has commended the Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin for breaking the status quo in abandoning the Speaker’s cloak and appearing in a traditional attire today, Tuesday, January 25, 2022.
In his view, the Speaker has shown the way for our leaders to follow in promoting Ghana wear by dropping their colonial-era way of dressing.
The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin appeared in Parliament when the House resumed clad in rich kente and jumper, complete with headgear as worn by a section of the people from the Volta region.
This was in fulfilment of his decision to only wear the cloak for ceremonial activities and rather wear made in Ghana wear to promote the Ghanaian culture.
The Speaker among other matters, reminded the Honourable Members present that the Parliament of Ghana will henceforth become a unique Made in Ghana product that we must showcase and market to the world as a brand and set it apart from the colonial legacies of the British system.
He convinced that Ghanaians define the representation of the people to include representation of the full identity of the Ghanaian – i. e. Culture, Tradition and more importantly their dress code.
Commenting on the move, Dr. Apaak commended the Speaker.
According to him, the Speaker has paved the way for other state leaders to follow.
He has therefore urged the Chief Justice to follow the example.
In his view, there was no need for our lawyers and judges to continue dressing like the British after several years of gaining our independence.
”Folks, the Speaker has shown the way and has encouraged us to wear more Ghanaian traditional clothes to Parliament: Wear Ghana, Project Ghana. Let the Chief Justice follow. Why should our Lawyers and Judges continue dressing like British several years after independence? #DropTheWhiteWigs.”