Ghana’s Parliament is expected to honour Robert Nachinab Doameng Mosoore for uplifting the image of the House following his enskinment as Paramount Chief of Tongo.
The proposal to invite him was moved by the leaders from both sides of the House Tuesday.
“Mr. Speaker, I will propose that Hon. Monsore is given a very big send off from all Members of this House … send off in the sense that he may be the first MP to have left Parliament to become a Paramount Chief.
“Many people resign from being chiefs to come to Parliament and this may be the first that a Member of Parliament may be leaving to become a Paramount Chief. It is just right that we give him that due recognition”, Deputy MinorityLeader, Dominic Nitiwul said.
Majority Leader, Alban Bagbin, on his part said “it is appropriate to give the now former Member an opportunity to be present here for us to take that occasion to eulogize not just him but the honour that is given us by our people.”
Mr. Mosoore, at a plenary sitting Tuesday, June 9, 2015, announced through the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, his resignation from occupying the Talensi seat after ascending the throne of his ancestors.
He had come under severe criticism over the past few months to vacate the seat when the news broke out that he has been enskined the Paramount Chief of Tongo in the Talensi Traditional Area.
Speaker of Parliament last Friday, June 5, 2015, served notice to the lawmakers during a plenary sitting that the House could not wait for Mr. Mosore to decide on his own as to when to vacate the seat after being enskined Paramount Chief of Tongo.
He therefore, told Members that if he does not hear from Mr. Mosore, he would rule on the seat Tuesday.
“It is not for him to determine when he should resign. I have given him some time to hear from him. However, as I speak now, I have decided that if I don’t hear from him, then on Tuesday, I will rule on the matter,” he noted.
A bye-election is imminent.