April 18, 2019

Member of Parliament for Suhum and a representative of Ghana’s delegation to the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Parliament, Fredrick Opare Ansah has urged his colleagues attending a localized meeting in Accra to use their stay to deepen the, community integration process.

According to the Suhum lawmaker, his colleagues in the West African sub-regional community Parliament, should never wait until there is a meeting in Accra before they travel down to Ghana.

“We need to come together beyond our meetings, hence the reason for inviting former Ghanaian MPs of the community Parliament to join us for dinner, on Tuesday evening, a lot of you are new to them but it was nice for them to be part of opening of our meeting to”, he said.

He made this remarks when he addressed his colleagues from the community legislature at a dinner on Wednesday evening, after calling on the President Nana Akufo-Addo at the presidency.

The week long localized meeting is on the theme, “Public-private partnership: An alternative Sources of funding for community programmes and projects”

Three committees are attending this localized meeting in Accra including Joint Committee on  Trade Customs and Free Movement,  Economic Policies; private Sector and NEPAD and   Administration, Finance, Budget Control and Audit.

Mr. Fredrick Opare Ansah on behalf of his colleagues in the community Parliament thanked, the institution for selecting Ghana for this particular meeting.

And also added that, Ghana is solidly behind the integration process and appreciate the effort of the Community Speaker in its effort to ensure that there is a common single currency, hence earlier meetings in Dakar Senegal.

Meanwhile on behalf of his colleagues and the Speakers of the Community Parliament, Edwin M. Snowe Junior thanked the Ghanaian delegation for their hospitality shown them since their arrival in Ghana.

“For some of us this is our second home, and for all of us this is part of our region, we thank the first Deputy Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament for the warm reception”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com