The Office of the Speaker of Parliament has denied there ever being a supposed meeting of the Parliamentary Service Board (PSB) in Dubai while he was there for a medical review a few weeks ago.
A statement signed by the Speaker’s Communication Manager, Mr Peter Bamfo, said there has not been any meeting of the PSB in Dubai held at the instance and convenience of the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Bagbin.
He explained that the PSB participated in an international workshop and team-building exercise by the Crown Agents in Dubai.
The statement said the arrangement for the workshop predated the Speaker’s medical trip to Dubai.
“It was initially planned for April 2021 and was finally held in September 2021. It had to be postponed a couple of times due to time constraints and availability of members of the PSB. Consequently, the workshop and the Speaker’s medical trip had nothing in common,” the statement added.