Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Dr. Sidie Mohamed Tunis, has praised staff of the Parliament for their hard working efforts in getting the institution moving during the peak of the novel coronavirus pandemic when movement within the sub-region was difficult and continue to do same currently.
According to him, but for the efforts of his staff who were very supportive and started going out to work when the COVID-19 pandemic was severe and all ECOWAS institutions were almost reluctant to hit the ground running, things would have been very difficult.
“That is when, ECOWAS institutions started working including the judiciary, the parliament leads and the others follow; I am very serious about this, the higher authorities in ECOWAS told me they have to copy us because we see the parliament moving around”.
Dr. Tunis assured members of the parliamentary staff that under his leadership they would continue to lead.
And further thanked the Leader of the Ghanaian delegation for hosting the Community Parliament in Winneba – Ghana, at its second Extraordinary Session and seminar.
Leader of the Ghanaian delegation to the Community Parliament, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo Markin on behalf of his colleagues presented a sculpture of the Speaker as a gift, when he hosted them to a dinner at the end of the extraordinary meeting held in Winneba, Ghana.
In response Dr. Tunis said, “I feel honored, humbled and I appreciate this gift which would be put in the office of the Speaker but in 2024, I am taking it to Freetown this particular thing I am not going to leave it in the office and it would be in my next office”.