Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, Speaker of Parliament
Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, Speaker of Parliament

The Parliament of Ghana under the auspices of the Clerk-to-Parliament is hosting the Society of Clerks-At-Table (SoCATT) Africa Region Conference in Accra.

Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, Speaker of Parliament
Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, Speaker of Parliament

The four days conference which started on Tuesday May 3, 2016 is under the theme; “TOWARDS REALISING THE AFRICA AGENDA 2063 AND SDGs: The Role of the Parliamentary Administration”.

The seminar is expected to chart a course on how targets set in the Agenda 2063 and the SDGs would be achieved.

In a welcome address, the Clerk-to-Parliament of Ghana, Mr Emmanuel Anyimadu said the evolving role of the clerk and secretaries requires that they continuously improve their professional capacity to enable them carry out their duties with high standards.

The seminar seeks to create a forum for clerks, secretaries and senior parliamentary officials to interact, share ideas on parliamentary issues and deliberate on emerging trends, among others.

According to Mr Anyimadu, Parliament as an arm of Government has been called to support the implementation of the Action Plans in the Agenda 2063 which is aimed at promoting people- driven development, adherence to democratic norms and respect for the rule of law.

The Director of finance and Administration for SoCATT international Region, Mr Joe Omorodion, said with a firm belief in Parliaments having sufficient and expert staff members across a vast array of parliamentary matters, the society is keen in its continues support to the development of the parliamentary staff to reach their full potential.

Rt. Hon Edward Doe Adjaho, Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, acknowledged the work of the clerks and asked them to step up in their field of work since they play a vital role in parliamentary proceedings. He revealed that no country’s Parliament can reach the apex without able clerks and parliamentary staff.

Opening the conference officially, Speaker Adjaho advised staffs of all the Parliaments present to leave behind their political cloths when at work and work together to ensure the smooth development of their various countries.

The occasion was graced by representatives from the House of Commons and other Parliaments across Africa.

By Theresa Adezewa Ayittey/NewsGhana.com.gh

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