The Leader of the Ghanaian delegation to the Community Parliament in Abuja, Mr Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin, has announced that Ghana will host the second Extra-Ordinary Session of the Community Parliament in Winneba, Central Region.
The Community Parliament session, scheduled to take place from September to October this year, will be the second time it will be held in Winneba.
“Winneba is very happy to receive the Community Parliament for the second time after it successfully hosted a delocalised Meeting and Extra-Ordinary Session last year 2022,” Mr Afenyo-Markin said.
“I know the second coming is going to be profitable to you Madam Speaker. We are for you and we promise our colleagues that they will have memories that will remain with them till they can never forget,” he added.
The 2023 First Ordinary Session of Parliament, which opened on Monday, May 8, 2023, and is expected to end on Friday, May 26, had been convened under Article 21.1 of the Supplementary Act relating to the enhancement of the powers of the ECOWAS Parliament.
This provided that Parliament should meet twice a year in Ordinary Sessions to provide a platform to deliberate and strengthen Member States' positions on issues of regional and continental importance.
Mr Afenyo-Markin, who is also a Member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, urged invited ECOWAS Parliament staff, experts, and the media to take advantage of the opportunity to work together and enjoy the hospitality of Winneba.
During the session, the President of the ECOWAS Commission will present a general report on the implementation of the Community Work Programme to the Plenary. This will be followed by debates, expressed opinions, and recommendations.
Additionally, National Delegates will have the opportunity to present their country's reports as a means of informing the Body on unfolding developments in their respective Member States and the status of implementation of their community's texts.