A delegation from the All-African Students Union at the University of Buffalo in the United States of America (USA) recently paid a visit to the Parliament of Ghana as part of the Union's Annual Global Experiential Programme in Ghana.
The visit was organized by Parliament's Department of Public Engagement to enhance the students' understanding of parliamentary processes and practices.
Led by Dr. Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah, a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Buffalo, the delegation aimed to familiarize themselves with Ghana's political and cultural heritage.
Dr. Siaw-Asamoah emphasized the broader goal of the visit, stating, “The visit also intends to expose them to a unique global and diverse experience in social innovation and entrepreneurial leadership.”
During the visit, the students were provided with insights into the evolution of Ghana's Parliament, its functions, and basic parliamentary processes.
Additionally, the program covered Ghana's democratic governance, offering a perspective on social innovation.
The initiative by Parliament's Department of Public Engagement aligns with efforts to bring the parliamentary institution closer to the people.
Dr. Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah expressed appreciation for the opportunity, highlighting the significance of such visits in promoting cultural understanding and providing students with a global perspective.