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Ghanaian speaker’s traditional regalia wows Twitter

Ghanaians online are loving their parliamentary speaker’s new look.

Alban Bagbin wore a traditional outfit – with kente fabric and a crown that is worn by chiefs during ceremonies – on Tuesday when parliament reopened after the Christmas break.

Before breaking up for the holidays, he had asked MPs to ditch formal attire like suits and promote locally made traditional outfits.

The speaker said he would do so for ceremonial occasions – and tweeted a photo of his regalia for parliament’s opening session:

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The response on Twitter was one of approval.

“And that’s how a Speaker of Parliament in Ghana dresses, in full African attire. This is beautiful,” wrote @ibrahimmalcolm.

@SirRay92 tweeted: “You look splendid Mr Speaker. This is good for Ghana for that matter Africa. Keep it up Sir.”

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