Hon. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Majority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, has been elected as the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s sole candidate for Vice Chairmanship.
Rainbowradioonline.com gathered that the Executive Committee unanimously chose the experienced politician and legislator as the sole candidate today, Wednesday, August 24, 2022.
His confirmation for the position is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Thursday, August 25, 2022, during the plenary session of the ongoing 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.
In a brief phone conversation with Rainbow Radio’s parliamentary correspondent, Philomina Kuntu Blankson, the lawmaker stated that the convention is going extremely well. Meetings at the Coordinating Cttee and Executive Cttee levels have all gone extremely well.
The lawmaker expressed optimism that the conference recognised Ghana’s enormous contribution through his intervention in the Commonwealth parliament.
”I guess they have all appreciated Ghana’s contribution by my interventions. The result is that, by unanimity, the Executive Cttee has resolved to put me up as the sole candidate for the Vice Chairmanship of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. It will be done tomorrow at plenary.”
In a related development, a UK MP Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger was also elected as the sole chairman.
If confirmed the two parliamentarians would be working other and store the affairs of the Commonwealth Parliament.
The UK MP is also the Chairperson of the CPA UK Branch Executive Committee.
Meanwhile, at the CPA Africa Region leaders meeting with their Malaysian counterparts, it has emerged that the CPA is preparing to move its headquarters from London to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia because of certain intrigues by the UK hence this preliminary meeting.
About the Majority Leader
Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu is a Ghanaian urban planner and politician. He is currently the majority leader in the Ghanaian Parliament and also the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs in Ghana.
He is the Chairperson for the Special Budget, House, and Business Committees.
He is also a member of the Finance, Mines and Energy, Standing Orders, and Selection Committees.
He graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Planning.
Recent CPA activities: 2021: Virtual Executive Committee Meeting; 2020: Virtual Executive Committee Meeting; 2019: 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Kampala, Uganda.
Acting CPA Vice-Chairperson since August 2021 – Completing the term started by Hon. John Ajaka, MLC, President of the Legislative Council of New South Wales and Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP. Also: Executive Committee Regional Representative for CPA Africa Region (64th CPC to 67th CPC).