Let's build stronger institutions - Speaker


President of Angola, His Excellency João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço in Parliament today

The Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Alban S. K. Bagbin, has urged countries in Africa to direct their energies towards building stronger institutions and systems that works.

He said globally, countries that have succeeded in this endeavor, tend to discharge their mandates for the benefits of their people.

The Speaker made the call after the President of Angola, His Excellency João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço addressed Parliament today.

President João Lourenço on Tuesday led a high powered delegation from his country to address Parliament as part of a three-day official visit to Ghana.

President João Lourenço was met on arrival in parliament by the Speaker who was accompanied by his two deputies and the leadership from both sides of the house.

The Angolan President during his address commended the 8th Parliament and Speaker Bagbin’s leadership, for being able to steer the affairs of the house despite its unique nature.

He called for deeper cooperation between the two countries in building a formidable energy sector, parliamentary diplomacy and good governance.

Speaker Bagbin commended President João Lourenço for his dedication in tackling corruption head-on and reducing economic graft in his country.

Ghana’s parliament, he said, was encouraged by that feat which he said, would guide its watch-dog role to give constructive criticism to the government and its agencies.

That, he said would help put the government in check to account to the people.