June 23, 2021

Majority Leader, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has urged the Management Committee of Ghana’s Parliamentary Friendship Association to make the 8th Parliament’s Association a formidable one and endeavor to organize training for members of the association.

According to him if the management Committee lives up to its mandate, the various associations would become formidable and they should ensure their training of members guide them to know what to say and when to say it in the areas of parliamentary diplomacy.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Management Committee of Parliamentary Association in Parliament on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, Mr. Bonsu also called for efforts to ensure Ghana benefits from the various associations.

He further pointed out that being a member of the Friendship Association there are a lot of benefits to be derived, like exposing members to the workings of other entrenched democracies that would help enrich debates of the floor of Ghana’s Parliament.

And deepening of democracy with member countries through sharing of ideas and exposure of members to the best practices from other entrenched democracies. “Entrenched democracies would not accept friendship from countries which do not accept rule of law, as a result, nations try to deepen their democracies”, so that they would be accepted by Committees of nations within the global geopolitical space, and added that MPs have their capacity to build by those platforms, through exchanges.

He further revealed that despite the fact that he was bereaved and was in Kumasi, the CPA held a meeting in Accra despite the fact that he was not part of the meeting his name was put up by CPA International to serve as a Vice Chairman despite not being part of the discussion.

 “I have served the institution for quite a long time, I am not a product of yesterday or a day before yesterday, for the Association to stand the test of time we the MPs bear a greater responsibility to make the friendship association work”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com