January 29, 2021

One of Ghana’s representatives to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Ebenezer Kojo Kum has been nominated as the Minister designate for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs.

He was sworn into the fifth ECOWAS Parliament on March 9, 2020 and serves on the Committee for Legal Affairs and Human Rights.

Ghana’s Eight Parliament is currently in the process of recomposing its delegation to the ECOWAS and Pan African  Parliament,  as those who have already been sworn in the fifth Parliament and worn their re-election without Ministerial appointment likely to return to the West African sub-regional body.

Mr. Kum in an interview pointed out that one of the issues that had confronted the ECOWAS Parliament is the COVID-19 pandemic and just after he was sworn in last year, the pandemic came in.

“Speaker Side Mohammed Tunis has been able to keep the Community Parliament running through his dynamic leadership, we have had virtual meetings in terms of engagements, the physical meetings would have been more beneficial but you take your circumstances as you find them”.

And added that it’s his wish and prayer that the sub regional Legislature would be able to put the pandemic behind it and carry on with its activities as a Parliament.

When confronted with the issue of attrition rate in the Parliament, he responded that one cannot talk of attrition rate in the Parliament, because coming back to the Parliament depends on one winning his or her election in their home country.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com