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The Speaker meets the ICT Steering Group of the Parliament of Ghana

Speaker Anglu Farrugia met with the ICT Steering Group of the Parliament of Ghana, which is on a three-day study visit to the Parliament of Malta. The Steering Group is composed of Ama Pomaa Boateng, co-chair and member of parliament, Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, member and member of parliament, Cyril Kwabena Oteng Nsiah, co-chair and acting clerk to parliament, Cephas Amevor, member and principal assistant clerk, Ebenezer Ahumah Djiertor, member and principal assistant clerk, Shirley-Ann Fiagome, secretary and director ICT and Ernest Taanu Berrick, assistant secretary and ICT officer.

The Speaker remarked on the common values that Malta and Ghana share, not least through their membership of the Commonwealth. He added that although formal diplomatic relations between Malta and Ghana were only established relatively recently, the relations between the two countries pre-date this development.

Speaker Farrugia recalled his meeting with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo earlier this year and the exhibition held at the Maltese Parliament at the same time on the HopeXchange Medical Centre in Kumasi, which was founded and is run by a Maltese person renowned for leading international humanitarian efforts, Mario Capello.

Both sides discussed issues of mutual interest, including how modern technologies are shaping the work of parliaments. Both sides further remarked that cooperation between the two parliaments can be further developed, both at a political and administrative level, not only during inter-parliamentary meetings within the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association but also on a bilateral basis.

During this meeting, the Speaker was accompanied by Clerk of the House Raymond Scicluna and Director, International Relations, Eleanor Scerri.

Source: Office of the Prime Minister