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Speaker of Parliament Bagbin to launch Democracy Cup Thursday

Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament and the leadership of Parliament will on Thursday, June 13, launch the maiden Democracy Cup, at the Justice D.F. Annan Auditorium, Parliament House, Accra.

The Democracy Cup has been instituted by Parliament to commemorate 30 years of parliamentary democracy in Ghana.

The launch would be attended by Members of Parliament, the media, officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) and other stakeholders.

Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko would vie for the maiden edition of the competition slated for the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday, July 5.

The winner of the match between the two Ghana Premier League sides will have the opportunity to play against United States Major aleague Soccer (MLS) side, DC United in Washington later in the year.

There will also a special curtain raiser between Members of Parliament and former Black Stars players.

Parliament last year celebrated its 30th anniversary since its establishment in 1993.

This follows the coming into effect of the 1992 Constitution and the return of the country into a democratic system of governance.

Other activities earmarked to commemorate the anniversary include parliamentary sittings and debate, peace walks and fun games.

Credit: GNA

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