US Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs. Stephanie Sullivan, has congratulated the Appointments Committee of Parliament for the conduct of its business during the vetting of ministerial nominees.
According to her, the process sent a strong signal that Parliament’s work will not be business as usual and that Parliament now takes its scrutiny duties very seriously.
Mrs. Sullivan was speaking on Wednesday when she called on the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin to congratulate him on his ascension to the high office of Speakership.
The two spoke about a number of key issues pertaining to the development of their respective countries. Conversations were also centered on health, agriculture and environmental issues.
Mrs. Stephanie Sullivan also spoke about the need for strong trade relations, referring to an earlier statement made by the Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu which stressed the need to strengthen the private sector since it is the engine of growth.
Speaker Bagbin expressed gratitude for the good relations between Ghana and the United States and made reference to the fragility of Ghana’s democracy, saying that a look at the country’s political make-up points to the fact that Ghanaians are no longer interested in partisan politics and that they expect the two main political parties to put the interest of the country first and to collaborate more for the ultimate good of the country.
Mrs. Stephanie Sullivan, US Ambassador to Ghana and Alban Bagbin, Speaker of Parliament in a tete a tete