April 24, 2019
As to whether some Members of Parliament (MPs) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament are not taking delocalized meetings serious, Member of Parliament for Anlo, Clement Kofi Humado, one of Ghana’s representative to the community legislature in an interview noted that, to some extent, the assertion is true.

But was quick to point out that, timing of the delocalized meeting close to the Easter period is an issue as some community lawmakers feel they owe it a duty to their constituencies.

Ghana hosted a delocalized meeting in Accra from the 16th to 20th April 2019 on the theme, “Public-Private Partnership: An alternative source of funding for community programmes and projects”.

It brought together joint committees on, Administration, Finance, Budget Control and Audit; Economic Policies, Private Sector and NEPAD; and Trade, Customs and Free Movement that met in Accra.

“It is unfortunate that some of them are not around, by and large we are all expected to be there, I think the organizers have taken a cue, last week Thursday I  was discussing this with Secretary General John Azumah and few others”.

Mr. Clement Kofi Humado further pointed out that, delocalized meetings should be done in such a manner that they do not coincide with, Christian and Muslim holidays, “we need to work harder and make our contributions in terms of presence”.

The Anlo lawmaker attended a delocalized meeting in Guinea Conakry just after that, he was able to make time to participate in Ghana’s delocalized meeting before it ended on the 20th of April 2019.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com