April 18, 2019
Speaker of the Economic Community of West African states (ECOWAS) Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo, has said the fourth legislature of the community had conducted field visit to accelerate the sub-regional integration process.

According to the community Speaker, good results have been achieved because in many countries of the region, “we are recognised”.

“We need to continue to have a greater visibility with our field visit and visibility of the community Parliament and also promote the acceleration of the integration process”.

Mr. Moustapha Cisse Lo made this remarks when she called on the President Nana Akufo-
Addo at the presidency on Wednesday evening, in the company of Secretary General of the Community Parliament, John Azumah and Fredrick Opare Ansah one of Ghana’s representatives to ECOWAS Parliament and some selected MPs from the Community Parliament.

He further briefed President Nana Akufo-Addo within a year ECOWAS Parliament holds two ordinary sessions, lasting for a week each, and in addition four delocalized meetings together with field visits.

“Mr. President, we need greater support in terms of resources to be more successful, we are counting on you and also the support of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.

One important issue we have to address is the remuneration of Members of Parliament, we are near the end of the fourth legislature that will be next year February, we have had discussions with President Buhari and he has given us he gave us his work of support us on this issue”.

Again this matter is being discussed at the level of Council of Ministers; we need your support on this point, Ghana is very important to the community and particularly to the legislature.

Three committees are attending this delocalized meeting in Accra – Joint Committee on Trade customs and free movement; Economic Policies, private Sector and NEPAD and   Administration Finance Budget Control and Audit.

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

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com