The Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States is convening a week-long delocalized meeting in Lomé. The meeting, which opened on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, brings together the body’s joint committees on Health and Social Services, Agriculture, Environment, Water Resources & Sustainable Development Infrastructure, Energy, Mines & Industry, Human Rights, Child Protection and Other Vulnerable Groups.
The meeting which was opened by the Rt. Honorable Speaker of the National Assembly of the Togolese Republic,Yawa Tzegan, is being held under the theme: “Contribution of International Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations towards the provision of Healthcare, Housing and Food for Displaced Persons and Refugees in West Africa: Parliamentary Approach to the Adoption of Community Standards”.
The overall objective of the meeting is to facilitate the establishment of a harmonized framework of interventions of other non-state actors towards the provision of healthcare, housing and food for refugees and displaced persons with a view to ensuring their socio-economic reintegration.
At the end of the deliberations, the parliamentarians are expected to identify the intervention mechanisms adopted by these non-state organizations towards the provision of accommodation and healthcare support for refugees and displaced persons, with respect to human rights and in a conducive environment.
Some Ghanaian ECOWAS delegation present at the official opening included MP for Suhum Constituency, Frederick Opare –Ansah, MP for Suyani East and Majority Chief Whip, Kwasi Ameyaw Cheremeh