October 8, 2020

Speaker of the Community Parliament, Rt. Hon. Sidie Mohammed Tunis has paid a courtesy call on President Alpha Conde at Conakry on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the presidential lodge.

According to the Speaker, he was pleased to be in Guinea as a guest of the National Assembly, and thanked the president for the hospitality shown him and his delegation since they arrived in the country.

In his remarks he outlined activities undertaken by the fifth Community Parliament since its inauguration in March of this year in Niger.

He further outlined his vision of making the Community Parliament a peoples Parliament and emphasized during his tenure, he would seek to engage National Parliaments of the Communities frequently, and pointed out that it would fully support the ECOWAS integration programs.

The Speaker disclosed that, the Community Parliament is closely following the electoral process in Guinea and stands to support the Independent National Electoral Commission of the country, as it prepares for the presidential election.

And fifteen Community lawmakers would be dispatch as part of the ECOWAS observer mission to witness the October 18 2020 presidential polls.

Speaker Tunis used the opportunity to convey a special message from President Julius Maada Bio of the Republic of Sierra Leone, to his Guinea counterpart on bilateral relations between the two West African countries.

On his part President Alpha Conde, thanked the Speaker and his delegation for their visit and expressed is desire for more integration process in the sub-region, and further noted that ECOWAS having a single currency would be a big step towards achieving the integration process.

And added that the introduction of ECO would smoothen the path towards a truly unified ECOWAS, and also further added that the partnership between the Community Parliament and that of Guinea National Assembly is sentimental which was reciprocated by the Speaker.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com