October 1, 2019

Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye has welcomed a seven member delegation of European Union (EU) election observer mission to the House.

Speaker Oquaye informed the delegation that both the Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu were not with him because they had, other equally important engagement in their constituency since the House was on recess.

Head of the European Union to Ghana,  Mrs. Diana Acconcia, accompany the delegation to speaker,  where leader of the delegation told the Speaker he appreciate him and other members who had made time to meet the delegation, and as a former lawmaker he understands the busy schedule lawmakers have.

He pointed out to Speaker Oquaye that for some of them, this would be about the third and second time that they have been to the country, after the 2016 elections, observing the elections they made recommendations and were back in 2017.

“We are here to meet stakeholders and not to get involved in the Ghanaian domestic politics, we are going to talk outside the Ghanaian politics”, he emphasised.

The meeting then moved into an in-camera hearing where journalists and those not part of the Parliamentary structure had to move out for the meeting to continue.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com