Asantehene,Otumfour Osei Tutu II has congratulated Hon.Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu on his new appointment as vice chairperson for commonwealth parliamentary Association .
The overlord of Asante expressed his confidence in him and blessed him in all his endeavors.
Speaking at Manhyia palace yesterday,the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, officially announced his presence at the Manhyia palace to tell Otumfour Osei Tutu II about his new position in Africa.
Not long ago,Mr.Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu was elected by the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) as its new acting Vice-Chairperson.
The Suame legislator was handed the top job after a successful election that saw him beat New Zealand’s Garry Brownlee, his only contender.
While Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu garnered 16 votes, Garry Brownlee had 6.
He will therefore be present in the association’s upcoming executive committee meeting slated for between September 27 and 30.
“The voting of the CPA acting Vice-Chairperson was undertaken in accordance with Article 21(6) of the Constitution, which allows for an election of Acting Vice-Chairperson in the absence of a formal meeting, an election to determine the successful candidate with a simple majority vote will take place by an email ballot of the Executive Committee Members.”
Mr.Stephen Twigg, Secretary -General of the Commonwealth parliamentary association was happy that Hon.Kyei Mensah Bonsu was confirmed from the CPA Africa Region and being voted for by the Executive Committee to be the CPA Acting Vice-Chairperson
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Assocaition is an organisation that works to support good governance, democracy and human rights.
It currently has about 180 branches, its nine administrative regions: Africa, Asia, Australia, British Islands and Mediterranean, Canada, Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic, India, Pacific, and South-East Asia.
The CPA Headquarters Secretariat is based in London.