The Majority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu is in India to chair the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) mid-year executive committee meeting.
The meeting which will be attended by regional representatives from 53 Commonwealth countries and nine(9) regions will be held in Guwahati – the capital of Assam Province.
The Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is expected to officially open the event tomorrow, April 9, 2022.
The delegation from Ghana’s Parliament are the first deputy Speaker, Mr. Joseph Osei-Owusu, who is representing the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin at the meeting and Member of Parliament for Akatsi South Constituency, Bernard Ahiafor.
Minority Leader, Haruna Iddirisu is expected to be part of the meeting.
Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu who is also the vice chairman of the CPA International is expected to chair the committee of the Association- the planing and constitutional review committee.
“It is the reason why I had to leave parliament on the 5 of April, the very day Parliament adjourned sine die. So I am here for the Association in the name of the Africa Region,” Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu told AGN.
According to him, the ongoing executive meeting in India is to outline preparations towards the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) in Canada.
“This meeting is preparatory to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference which we’ll be holding in Nova Scotia in Canada that will be in August. So the executive committee is to review the programs slated for Canada” he added.
He revealed that arrangements had also been made for Ghana to host the next Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) in Accra in August 2023.
“Ghana will be hosting the CPC in Accra. Possibly, it is going to be in August of next year but we have to think through the exact date for it,” he told AGN’s Princess Arita Anim.
The CPA Executive Meeting usually meets twice a year and is made up of CPA Officers and Regional representatives from all nine CPA regions.