Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin is main a high-powered Ghanaian delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) convention in Manama, Bahrain.
The 146th Meeting of the IPU and its associated conferences are scheduled to be held within the Arab nation from Saturday, March 11, to Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
All IPU statutory our bodies, together with the Governing Council, Standing Committees, Committees on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians and on Center East Questions, in addition to the Discussion board of Ladies Parliamentarians and the Discussion board of Younger MPs, will convene throughout this Meeting. The Common Debate is anticipated to offer a platform for delegates to deliberate, trade views and impress parliamentary motion within the space of combating intolerance and selling peaceable coexistence.
Ghana’s parliamentary delegation headed by Speaker Bagbin includes each leaders of the Home, Majority and Minority Leaders, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and Dr Cassiel Ato Forson, respectively.
Additionally included on this delegation are the First Deputy Minority Whip Ahmed Ibrahim and Second Deputy Majority Whip Habib Iddrisu.
Feminine MPs Patricia Appiagyei and Dzifa Gomashie, the Director of Parliamentary Relations & Protocol, Sheba Nana Afriyie-Osei, Richard Acheampong, Head of the Speaker’s Secretariat, amongst others.
The delegation will symbolize Ghana’s pursuits, together with Parliament, within the Convention and associated conferences. The convention, below the theme “selling peaceable coexistence and inclusive societies: combating intolerance”, will discover and share concepts and views on strengthening democracy worldwide.
The IPU is the worldwide group of nationwide parliaments. It was based greater than 133 years in the past as the primary multilateral political group on the planet, encouraging cooperation and dialogue between all nations. The IPU includes 178 nationwide Member Parliaments and 14 regional parliamentary our bodies. It promotes democracy and helps parliaments turn out to be stronger, youthful, gender-balanced and extra consultant. It additionally defends the human rights of parliamentarians by a devoted committee of MPs worldwide.
About Speaker Bagbin
Rt. Hon. Bagbin, a seasoned legislator who had retired as a Member of Parliament on January 6, 2021, was elected Speaker just a few hours after that transfer.
He holds the enviable fame of being the longest-serving legislator of Ghana’s Parliament and was first elected an MP in 1993 when the primary Parliament below the 4th Republic was inaugurated.
He has held a number of positions within the Home and capped his law-making profession with the final word, the Speaker of Parliament.
Previous to that, he held numerous portfolios, together with the Second Deputy Speaker, Majority Chief and Chief of Authorities Enterprise within the Home, the Minority chief, and Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Subsidiary Laws, amongst others.
Supply: Emmanuel Akorli/Parliamentary Correspondent, Ghana
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