Meeting between the Vice-Chairperson of the National Council Hon. Bernard Sibalatani and the 1st Deputy Speaker from the Parliament of Ghana Hon. Joseph Osei-Wusu and his delegation on left, joined by the staff members of the National Council
The Vice-Chairperson of the National Council Hon. Bernard Sibalatani is hosting the 1st Deputy Speaker from the Parliament of Ghana Hon. Joseph Osei-Wusu and his delegation. The visiting of Hon Osei-Wusu which started on May 7th and expected to end on 9th May 2018, is looking at crafting a platform to network with Leaders of the Namibian Parliament on a number of issues and sharing best practices, whilst strengthening democracy and good governance.
During the first meeting with the Vice-Chairperson of the National Council on Monday 7 May, the 1st Deputy Speaker was mainly interested in the areas of consensus building among political parties in Parliament on issues of national importance; the role of leadership in promoting ethical conduct among MPs and general management of Parliamentary Committees. His interests were all well taken care of by the Vice-Chairperson during their first meeting.
The visiting delegation was also taken through the history of Parliament, particularly the National Council and its role in the democratic Namibia by Hon. Sibalatani. He also spoke on the law-making process in Namibia as well as the need of a Parliamentary Service Commission.
The Secretary to the National Council Emilia Mkusa briefed the delegation on administrative issues as well as the budget process and also touched on the activities of Standing Committees of the National Council.
The First Deputy Speaker congratulated the National Council for its 25 year centenary celebration this year and said that the existing historical cooperation and mutual support between Namibia and Ghana should remain intact.
The visiting delegation also paid a Courtesy Call on the Speaker of the National Assembly Prof. Peter Katjavivi and are expected to meet the Chief Whips of political parties of both Houses of Parliament during the course of the week.
Ghana has a unicameral Legislature composed of 275 Members of Parliament from single-member constituencies.