Information reaching the desk of xorlali.com is that one of the deputy clerks of parliament, Robert Apodolla has passed away. Robert Apodolla is said to have died on Friday, 19th February 2021 after battling with a short illness. He was one of the clerks who have had the opportunity to work in each of the eight Parliaments in the Fourth Republic.
Many have taken online to share their Tributes for Mr. Robert Apodolla and one of them is the former Member of Parliament for Kumbungu Constituency Ras Mubarak who wrote on Facebook saying;
“I’m very sad to hear about the death of my friend and go-to person on rules of the House”.
“Robert Apodolla, one of parliament’s most dedicated clerks, who passed away yesterday. My prayers and thoughts are with his family in this difficult moment.”
“In my time in parliament, there were three persons whose opinions and suggestions I sought frequently – Rt. Hon. Speaker Alban Bagbin (then a Deputy Speaker), Opare Ansah of Suhum, and the late Robert Apodolla. If I couldn’t find Mr. Speaker or Opare, it was Robert I run to for suggestions on a motion I was preparing to move or interpretation of any of the rules I wasn’t clear about.”
“It’s a shame he was passed over for the position of Clerk to Parliament. He took this injustice in his stride and insisted, ‘God’s time’s best’.
“The Parliament of Ghana has lost one of its unsung icons, a dedicated servant of parliament who knew his work inside out, and discharged his duties diligently.”
Mr Mubarak called on Parliament to give the deceased a “befitting funeral”.