July 27, 2021

Leader of Ghana’s delegation to the Community Parliament, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo Markin has told journalists all is set for the five days joint Committee meeting to held in Winneba, Ghana and in addition security arrangement has been secured by the Ghana police.

The delocalised meeting is on the theme, “the role of telecommunications and information technologies (TIT) in achieving regional development, peace, security and human rights”, with joint committees on Political Affairs, Peace, Security and African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)/ Legal Affairs and Human Rights and Telecommunications and Information Technology

According to leader of the Ghanaian delegation, thirty Community lawmakers are expected at this joint delocalised meeting, which starts from Tuesday, July 27 to Saturday, July 31, 2021.

In attendance would be the Speaker of the Community Parliament, Rt. Hon Side Mohammed Tunis, third Deputy Speaker Madam Memounatou Ibrahima and the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament Rt. Hon Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin.

Mr. Afenyo Markin in a media beefing on Friday, July 23, 2021 noted that consultants in the information and telecommunication sector would have the opportunity to address lawmakers and emphasized that Ghana is committed to the ECOWAS dream and its protocols and set to make the meeting a memorable one.

Flanked by his colleagues from the Community Parliament during the interview, he hinted that the issue of citizens of the Community paying higher charges when using MTN roaming across the various countries, Ghana, Togo, Benin or Nigeria would be touched on. He queried why citizens from these countries using the same network be charged higher? “We need to discuss it, as the whole idea of ECOWAS is to promote integration”.

Again, it came out of the briefing that efforts should be made to get good roads that interconnect the West African sub-region, same with telecommunications to help ECOWAS citizens integrate properly.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com