President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has entreated African Parliaments to hold their governments accountable to the people.
He said it was important for Parliaments in Africa to develop the capacity to insist on accountability in all aspects, especially in governance.
According to him, there is no institution better-suited to hold the executive to account than the one composed of the representatives of the people.
President Akufo-Addo stated these on Monday when he addressed the Fourth Ordinary Session of the Fifth Parliament of the Pan African Parliament, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“I am a strong believer in the work of Parliament, and, as we strive to deepen continental integration and strengthen ties that exist between our respective countries, we should create room for our respective Parliaments to learn from each other, and, through that process, enhance the prospects of continental integration.
“It is one of the best ways to realise the objects of Agenda 2063, and help create ‘The Africa We All Want’ in our time,” President Akufo-Addo reiterated.