April 22, 2019
President Nana Akufo-Addo has commended the Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Mustapha Cisse Lo for getting personally involved in bringing the institution closer to the door steps of the people.

According to President Akufo-Addo it has always been his view that one handicap the continental project of unity has faced is the fact that there has not been bottom up involvement of the process and has been very much of the politicians. He called for the involvement of the ordinary people within the West African sub-region.

He made this remarks when the Speaker Moustapha Cisse Lo called on him at the presidency on Wednesday evening with section of the lawmakers with the community Parliament.

“It is good we have a Speaker who is going round himself introducing yourselves to the various leaders holding conclaves in various countries, it’s a way of strengthening and empowering the attachment of our people to the community Parliament”.

Again, he commended the Speaker for the meeting that was held in Dakar Senegal, all in the effort to gather more momentum for the single currency.

“It is sad that decisions taken by ECOWAS community are not followed to the later, on the issue of remuneration of the community MPs, if our boss President   Muhammadu Buhari says he is going to bring it up I am very confident about that in our next meeting”.

President Nana Akufo-Addo told the visiting Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament he will have the support of Ghana in the crusade to get remuneration for MPs and pointed out that he expects to see the Speaker and his team in Ghana another time.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com