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CPA delegation visit Parliament of Ghana ahead of 66th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

From 29 to 31 May 2023, a CPA Headquarters Secretariat delegation visited the Parliament of Ghana to discuss preparations for the 66th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC), set to be held in Accra, Ghana, from 30 September to 6 October 2023.

The CPA delegation also had the opportunity to visit the facilities and hotels to be used for the 66th CPC later this year.

During the visit, the delegation, comprising the CPA Secretary-General, Stephen Twigg, CPA Deputy Secretary-General, Jarvis Matiya, and CPA Governance Officer, Tom Marino, met with CPA President (2022-23), Rt Hon. Alban S. K. Bagbin, Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana, at Parliament House in Accra.

They also met with CPA Vice-Chairperson, Hon. Osei-Kyei Mensah Bonsu, MP, Majority Leader; Hon. Cassiel Ato Forson, MP, Minority Leader; Hon. Patricia Appiagyei, MP, President of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (2022-23); and Cyril Nsiah, Clerk of Parliament.

Beyond Parliament, the CPA Secretariat team met Joseph Whittal, Commissioner of Ghana's Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, and officials from the hospitality and transport industries who will be providing logistical support to the Conference.

66th CPC pre-conference visit to Ghana

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66th CPC pre-conference visit to Ghana

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66th CPC pre-conference visit to Ghana

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66th CPC pre-conference visit to Ghana

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66th CPC pre-conference visit to Ghana

The CPA Secretariat team met Joseph Whittal, Commissioner of Ghana's Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice.
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One of the largest gatherings of Commonwealth Parliamentarians, the 66th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference will bring together over 500 Parliamentarians, parliamentary staff and decision makers from across the Commonwealth for this unique conference and networking opportunity.

During the 66th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, there will also be a number of additional conferences and meetings including: 39th CPA Small Branches Conference; meeting of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) and Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) networks; 66th CPA General Assembly; meetings of the CPA Executive Committee; and the 57th Society of Clerks at the Table (SOCATT) meetings.

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Further information about the 66th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) can be found at the official conference website and also at the 66th CPC Hub.

On social media follow the hashtag #66CPC

Images of the 66th CPC are also available at the CPA's Flickr page

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) organises its annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) to address global political issues and developments in the parliamentary system through conference workshops and sessions for leading Parliamentarians representing Parliaments and Legislatures throughout the Commonwealth.

The CPA is an international community of almost 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures working together to deepen the Commonwealth’s commitment to the highest standards of democratic governance.

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