To encourage youth inclusion in governance in Africa, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has admonished African leaders to create special parliamentary constituencies for young people.
“There is the need for a change in paradigm from creating geographical constituencies to a more inclusive social structure that mirrors the society parliament represents,” he said.
He was addressing Parliament during a working visit by the Speaker of the Zambian National Assembly, Ms. Nelly Mutti, on Tuesday, 24 May 2022.
In his speech, Mr. Bagbin stressed the importance of inclusive governance and highlighted accountability benefits.
He further urged the creation of more opportunities for the elderly, disabled, and other marginalized groups in society to contribute their best to growth.
On her part, Ms. Nelly Mutti reiterated the long history between Zambia and Ghana and vowed to improve the relations further for greater mutual benefit.
She commended Speaker Bagbin for bringing his many years of experience to bear, which she said has kept both sides of the house together despite political and ideological differences.
The Zambian Speaker was in Parliament as part of a week-long Bench-marking visit of the Standing Orders Committee of the Zambian Parliament.
The bench-marking visit forms part of efforts to deepen relations between Ghana and the Zambian National Assembly and exchange notes on best practices within the legislative framework.