Students’ Parliaments observe Commonwealth Day

Students from universities across the country were in the capital, Accra, to take part in a mock parliamentary session and a debate to mark the 2018 Commonwealth Day on Monday, March 12, 2018. The event was organized by the Public Affairs unit of the Parliament of Ghana.

Officials from the Parliamentary Service were present to monitor proceedings and comment on the performance of the participants.

Hon. Alban Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker, who was in the Chair, advised the participants to observe parliamentary proceedings from the gallery and distinguish motions on the floor of the House from debates on particular issues as indicated on the Order Paper.

He pointed out that the quality of debates did not depend on high sounding erudite language but the right line of argument, clarity of presentation and relevance to the discussion.

In a debate on whether The Special Prosecutor’s Office could help to drastically reduce the spate of corruption or not 13 competing universities vied for the ultimate prize of a trophy which was won by the University of Cape Coast Parliament.

The University of Ghana, Legon was the first runner –up, followed by the university for Development Studies, Tamale.

Source: JOHN KUMADO

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