The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye, has inaugurated the Young Parliamentarians Forum Ghana as a wing of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Ghana’s Parliament currently has 71 Members of Parliament (MPs) below the age of 45, with the two youngest MPs been female, one on each side of the House and 29 in the minority.
This accounts for 25.8percent of the House. Young parliamentarians in Ghana’s Parliament are legislators who are under the age of forty-five(45).
This is in line with the norm of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.(IPU)
According to the President of YPF, Alex Tetteh Djornobuah, the inauguration is a key catalyst to Ghana’s parliamentary work.
“We recognize that after 25 years of parliamentary democracy, the role of young MPs has been very essential but it is high time we uplift our level of engagement, not only with the youth of Ghana, but the rest of the world.
We need to build our capacity to ensure oversight and accountability in the affairs of the executive and to also ensure that our people, particularly the youth, are given opportunities in governance and economic empowerment”.