A delegation from the Parliament of Sierra Leone on Tuesday March, 12, 2019, paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye.
According to the leadership of the delegation, who is also the Deputy speaker in Sierra Leone’s Parliament, Hon. Segepoh Solomon Thomas, they have come to Ghana to study its democracy and parliamentary practices.
He said, Sierra Leone really appreciate and congratulate Ghana especially on what we have been able to do in our local governance system and decentralization.
He added that, the parliament of Sierra Leone admires what Ghana has been able to do within its 30 years of democracy, from the military rule and the ability to maintain smooth transition of power, from government to another without any challenges and this shows that, indeed Ghana’s Parliament and it’s democracy is working.
The Deputy speaker in Sierra Leone Parliament further said, the democracy in Sierra Leone is very young due to military interruption but has now come back to the rule of democracy and has decided to come to Ghana to study the best parliamentary practices especially as Sierra Leone is now re-writing some of the rules and the procedures of their parliamentary practices.
On his part, Ghana’s Speaker, Prof. Oquaye said the parliamentary system is inclusive and allows every individual to contribute to proceedings.
The management of parliament he indicated is done by a board that is hardly divided and through a collective responsibility.
This he said has been the hallmark of the board and this is what I have referred to as the basic features of how we have maintained a successful parliament, he added.