February 12, 2014

The Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabena, Sarah Adwoa Safo has joined a selected young and intelligent politicians to develop strategies to combat crime globally.

The meeting also saw participants drawn from Canada, Mexico, Thailand and the UK, dialogue on how to foster negotiation, peace building and facilitate stability within conflict prone zones across the world.

The program, which was organized by the Foreign and Common Wealth office of the United Kingdom, was first introduced by William Hague (MP), when he became the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom. William Hague’s vision was to groom young and intelligent politicians from across the world, through nurturing and mentorship for the young persons who aspire to be world class politicians.

The Dome-Kwabena legislator- the only African selected to participate in the meeting held in Downing Street, London- was elated that a platform of such nature had been created to tackle issues confronting the youth.

She told journalists at a news briefing that the time had come for the youth to join hands globally to deal with issues eroding youthful resources that are needed take care of the future. Adwoa Safo noted that problems such drug abuse, cyber crime among many others, pose danger for the future.

The MP said the program afforded her the opportunity to synergize and learn from the experiences of participants from other countries, in finding solutions to the menace.

The week-long programme included meetings and interactions with the Chief Executive of Wilton Park , a UK organization; that seeks to promote dialogue and foster peace building in conflict zones across the world. The team also received briefings from the Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in the UK, Miss Cressida Dick who gave them insight into the UK police service.

The group also interacted with the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt. Hon. John Bercow who took them through the independence of the UK Speaker, the Westminster Parliamentary procedures and rules and proceedings.