May 31, 2021

Speaker of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Parliament, Rt. Hon Sidie Mohamed Tunis has promised to reward staff members who are doing well and contributed so much to the work of Parliament, as he introduces a Speaker’s award scheme.

revealed that staff members who are doing well and contributed so much to the Parliament would be awarded as he introduces a Speaker’s award.

This award, he noted would commence at the end of the first Ordinary Session which ends on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the closing ceremony.

“I have not yet disclosed the names, yet it might be one or two members of staff, I am particular about the fifth Legislature”.

He made this revelation when a member of the Gambian delegation, Jeng Mahtarr M. drew the House’s attention to his earlier contribution that Members of Parliament who have been elevated with Ministerial positions or leave them for other assignment should be recognized with a certificate.

Mr. Jeng Mahtarr M. recounted that when he raised this issue, he was told the Secretary General of the Parliament, John Azuma has taken note, but members were leaving without any recognition.

In his response, Speaker Tunis pointed out that Parliament is working on that and there might be a ceremony in the Parliament where members are invited for a day’s programme, “besides not only members of Parliament but staff members who are doing extremely well”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/