Members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) have resolved to make concerted effort in fighting terrorism. This resolution was made during the main workshop on at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. The workshop was addressed by Ghana’s Minister for National Security, Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah.

In his address, Mr Kan-Dapaah said that Parliament, as one of the foremost institutions of state, has a critical role to play in defeating terrorism. Beyond enacting laws to support the fight against terrorism, Members of Parliament who are the representatives of the people can lead the charge in ensuring good governance, sensitizing the citizeery on terrorism, promoting national cohesion and active citizen collaboration with state Security and Intelligence Agencies, and supporting efforts to end internal civil and ethnic tensions that can be exploited by terrorist groups. Other Speakers at the workshop were Professor Kwasi Aning of the Kofi Annan Peace Keeping Centre (KAIPTC) and Major Irvine Nii Aryeetey, Commandant of the National College of Defence Studies