ECOWAS Parliament Summit: Speaker, others arrive in Ghana
Speaker of Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Dr Sidie Mohamed Tunis, and different dignitaries, have shown up in Winneba for the High-Level ECOWAS Parliament Interactive Summit and the 2021 Second Extraordinary Session of the sub-regional body slated for Wednesday, 13 October to Friday, 22 October 2021.
110 representatives from the 15-part states of ECOWAS are to examine matters of security threats, coups to preach vote based system and political stability in the sub-region.
The occasion would be hung on the topic: “Significant Level Evaluation on Two Decades of Democratic Elections in the ECOWAS; Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward.”
The Chairman of Ghana’s eight-part appointment to the ECOWAS Parliament, Mr Alexander Afenyo-Markin told African Editors: “throughout the entire existence of ECOWAS Parliament, this is whenever such a gathering first is held outside the capital city at Winneba”.
“We investigate Western Africa, our dependability is sketchy and popular government, as well, there is a touch of issue”, he noted.
He said there are instabilities everywhere, adding: “On the off chance that you investigate the Saharan locale to Niger, Mali to Burkina, it’s somewhat feverish”.
“The entire program is to survey our majority rule government, political, monetary circumstance for the beyond 20 years and to make genuine proposals as a parliament for the authority of heads of State”.
He added: “We need to permit our residents to realize that majority rule government would assist us with developing proficiently. Assuming popular government would help the country and, institutional columns should be believed to be working autonomously”.
He said “these are the primary issues we would examine in Winneba” and noticed that “specialists, asset people of high notoriety, whose name I can’t make reference to; however we have the previous president, previous negotiators in the sub-area, coming and the program is of powerful faculty.”
Mr Afenyo-Markin gave an affirmation that Winneba was prepared to have the occasion as adequate arrangements had been made, as far as framework and coordinations.
“Interestingly, we are selling the Effutu Gomoa area. The destitution in the Central area is somewhat cruel. For quite a while, the Eastern and Volta areas have opened up their economy. Presently, I have been in parliament for the beyond 9 years; 95% of all studios and meetings are held in one or the other Volta or Eastern areas.
“We are going to the Central district this time. I have an obligation and it’s my obligation to offer Effutu to the world. This is on the grounds that when you go to the area, Effutu has decent sea shores in addition to other things”.
“We are fostering that territory; regardless of whether you are a local of Gomoa, Effutu, Ekumfi, we are every one of the one individuals. The travel industry possibilities should be investigated and we can possibly do that in case we are joined together”.
The official said facilitating the ECOWAS parliament at Winneba in the Central locale, ought to be viewed as a chance for “guests to see that after Greater Accra, we have Central Region”.
He noticed that the area has waterfront belts with decent urban areas, adding: “We are exploiting this to say Winneba will be the doorway to the Central district and when you enter, you are in for magnificence, joy and benefits”.
The highest point, he added, would set out business open doors for cabbies, market ladies, cafés, ushers among others.
He said in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, lodging organizations were down yet through this highest point, “every one of the inns in Winneba are reserved”.
Meanwhile, Guinea will participate in the October 12 summit despite sanctions on Francophone ECOWAS member state by the territorial block after Col. Mamady Doumbouya led a coup to overthrow President Alpha Conde.