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Speaker of Parliament asks African Leaders not to take their citizens for granted

The Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, has cautioned African Leaders to stop forcing Parliaments, in their respective countries, to pass laws, which will keep them longer in office.

According to him, this single act by some Presidents on The Continent without recourse to, one of the important principles of the rule of law: Public Interest, is an affront to democracy. Mr. Speaker, Edward Doe Adjaho, issued the warning during The 2nd Professional Development Seminar, of the Society Of Clerks-At-The-Table, in Accra.

The ongoing, Professional Development Seminar of The Society Of Clerks-At-The-Table, SoCATT, for short, focusing on “ Realising The Africa Agenda 2063 and The Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Parliamentary Administration, has brought together, over 70 Delegates from about Ten Commonwealth Countries.

The participating Countries include: Ghana, Nigeria, Namibia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and The United Kingdom, among others. The four days, Delegate’s Conference will give members the opportunity to share their individual experiences and discuss issues of common interest to build a prosperous and United Africa, based on shared values and common destiny.

At the official opening ceremony, The Speaker Of Ghana’s Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, said, it will be a democratic failure for both Parliament and Government to run The State as a private business.

The Director Of Finance and Administration, and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association International, Joe Omorodion, called on his colleagues, to speak the truth and be open, with the facts, for others to learn. On behalf of The Clerk Of Parliament, The House of Commons, UK, and also Resource Person, Fergus Raid, promised to help the participants to understand, The Parliamentary Orders in order to apply the rules effectively.

The Seminar will help the participants understand the purpose of Agenda 2063 and The Sustainable Development Goals and build closer relationships with Member Countries.

Source:radioxyzonline.com/Francis Edzorna Mensah

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