Majority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has been elected as the sole candidate for vice chairmanship position of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Ghanamps.com can confirm that at the ongoing 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference in Canada, the Executive Committee unanimously chose Ghana’s Minister for Parliamentary Affairs as sole candidate on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.
His confirmation for the position is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Thursday, August 25, 2022, during the plenary session of the ongoing 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. The personal aid to the Minister noted that so far the various meetings have gone on well as planned.
The lawmaker expressed optimism that the conference recognised Ghana’s enormous contribution through his intervention in the Commonwealth parliament.
“I guess they have all appreciated Ghana’s contribution and my interventions, the result is that, by unanimity, the Executive Committee has resolved to put me up as the sole candidate for the Vice Chairmanship of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. It will be done tomorrow at plenary”, he said
In a related development, a UK MP Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger was also elected as the sole candidate for the chairmanship position.
If confirmed the two parliamentarians would be working together to steer affairs of the Commonwealth Parliament Association.
The UK MP is also the Chairperson of the CPA UK Branch Executive Committee.