First deputy speaker leads parliamentary delegation to IPU’S fifth world speakers’ confab

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Hon Joseph Osei Owusu, the first deputy speaker of parliament is leading a five-member delegation to attend the fifth World Conference of speakers which is to be held from Tuesday 7 to Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Vienna, Austria.

According to a Facebook post sighted by the Conference, which is being jointly organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the United Nations, (UN) and the Austrian Parliament, is preceded by the 13th Summit of Women Speakers, which took place on Monday the 6th of September.

A subsequent summit, the First Global Parliamentary Summit on Counter-Terrorism, being organized by the IPU and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism will be held on Thursday the 9th of September.

The First Deputy Speaker is expected to present a paper on the overall theme of the Conference,

“Parliamentary leadership for more effective multilateralism that delivers peace and sustainable development for the people and the planet”.

The Public Affairs of Parliament noted that, on their arrival, the delegation called on the Ghanaian ambassador and permanent representative to Austria, Philbert Abaka Johnson to discuss some measures, knowledge and skills to fight the rate of crime in the home country, Ghana.

Discussions centred on how to use nuclear energy/power to develop relevant parts of Ghana’s agricultural, building and allied industries for an overall effective economic growth.

Sourcce: hbtvghana with files from parliament

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