January 25, 2020
A member of the Togolese delegation to the ECOWAS Parliament, Assewouwkan Apekey has said with the mid-term evaluation report on the fourth legislature, Speaker Cisse Lo should have been evaluated as head of the institution.

According to Mr. Apekey the budget of the Community Parliament that the Speaker has touted all along that his hands are clean should have been evaluated, and was worried that nothing was said about it.

In an interview, he pointed out that the Gambia extraordinary meeting should have attracted donor funding but because he did not allow proper auditing, donor funding is not coming in.

“The Speaker cannot audit himself, we have a committee in Parliament that should look at the audit that was done but the Speaker said no, we cannot question it, it is not fair and I do not agree with the Speaker”.

He further pointed out that ECOWAS Parliament has a committee in charge of internal audit, the committee should have presented its report to the MPs to ask questions for clarifIcation; “but we were not allowed to ask questions, he lamented.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com/Banjul