Tue. Oct 19th, 2021

Nana Addo reiterates calls for the election of members of ECOWAS Parliament

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The Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated calls for the election of members of the ECOWAS Parliament.

President Akufo-Addo is of the view that it will help strengthen democracy in the sub-region.

Currently, members of the ECOWAS Parliament are selected by their home Parliament to represent the country.

It has however been criticized for breeding corruption and favouritism among MPs.

Speaking at the opening of a high-level ECOWAS Parliamentary Seminar, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, President Akufo-Addo added that the election of members to the august Parliament will also provide the needed autonomy and stability it needs.

He thus urged the House to consider his call.

“I want to reiterate further my earlier support for the call to elect members of the ECOWAS Parliament by universal adult suffrage. Achieving that feat will make an important milestone in the quest for strengthening democracy in the region and also enable Parliament to function with the needed autonomy, stability, and predictability.”

Speaking at the opening of a high-level ECOWAS Parliamentary Seminar, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, President Akufo-Addo added that the election of members to the august Parliament will also provide the needed autonomy and stability it needs.

He thus urged the House to consider his call.

“I want to reiterate further my earlier support for the call to elect members of the ECOWAS Parliament by universal adult suffrage. Achieving that feat will make an important milestone in the quest for strengthening democracy in the region and also enable Parliament to function with the needed autonomy, stability, and predictability.”

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