The Secretary General of The CPA Meets with Leadership of Parliament.



A three-member delegation from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association(CPA) has paid a courtesy call on the Majority Leader, Hon. Osei-Kyei Mensah Bonsu and the Minority Leader, Hon. Cassiel Ato Forson in Parliament House.

The delegation led by the Secretary-General, Mr Stephen Twigg is in the country to assess the country’s preparedness towards the hosting of the 66th CPA conference to be hosted in Ghana from 30th September-6th October,2023.

The Majority Leader in his remarks indicated that, Ghana is pleased to host the conference and Parliament is putting in all measures to ensure a successful conference. He indicated that, the delegates whiles attending the conference will be secured and there will not be any complacency in terms of their security.

On his part, the Secretary General was very delightful and impressed with the state of work and preparedness put in so far by the Local Organizing Committee. He was very optimistic that, Ghana will host a successful event.

Prior to this meeting, the delegation had met with the Rt. Hon. Speaker and the Clerk-to-Parliament.

The discussions touched of the venue, accommodation, security, conference tours, side events, among others.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association is one of the oldest established organisations in the Commonwealth. Founded in 1911, it is a membership association which brings together members, irrespective of gender, race, religion or culture, who are united by community of interest, respect for the rule of law and individual rights and freedoms, and by the pursuit of the positive ideals of parliamentary democracy. The Association is made up of over 180 legislatures (or Branches) divided up between nine geographic regions of the Commonwealth. It offers a vast opportunity for Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff to collaborate on issues of mutual interest and to share good practice.