Chairman Snowe Jr.
July 24, 2023

Leader of the Liberian delegation to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Senator Edwin Melvin Snowe Jr. has advised Parliament should take opportunity to sell the idea of electing Members of Parliament to the new chairman of the Authority of Heads of States and Government H.E. President Ahmed Tinubu.

ECOWAS Chairman

According to him Speaker of the Parliament Rt. Hon Sidie Mohamed Tunis is currently in Abuja, Nigeria and he should see how to book audience with the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of States and Government, “to put before him the idea of electing ECOWAS MPs”

Speaker Tunis

According to him, with the exuberance the new Chairman has shown, he is optimistic he will be able to look in that direction, “so that together we can find a solution to a more structured and substantive Parliament that will begin to legislate and be independent and be able to continue its work in the region”.

When asked if the agenda to meeting the Chairman should also include discussions on parliament having its own Office space, Mr Snowe who was speaking in a telephone interview from his base in Liberia affirmed that there was a ground breaking sometime last year by former President Buhari as such work should be going on now as the architectural design has been approved.

“Again, in the next few years, the Parliament, Court of Justice and Commission would have its own  place,  it’s a project that is being financed by the Nigerian and Chinese  government; we will have a place that will host the three arms of government”, he stated.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/