Ghanaian Student Parliamentarians Excel at The 75th Commonwealth Day Celebration

Young Leaders Gather to Address Global Challenges and Foster Diplomacy

In a dynamic showcase of intellect and diplomatic prowess, student parliamentarians from diverse institutions across Ghana convened at the Justice D.F Annan Auditorium in Parliament to commemorate the 75th Commonwealth Day Celebration. Hosted by the Department of Public Engagement of the Parliament of Ghana, the event spotlighted the talent and dedication of young leaders in confronting pressing global issues.

Under the theme “One Resilient Common Future: Transforming Our Common Wealth,” the celebration featured a spirited mock sitting and a debate, engaging students in dialogue concerning climate change and inclusive strategies for a resilient future. Six schools participated in the debate, with three advocating for inclusive measures to combat climate change and three opposing the motion.

In a tightly contested debate, the University of Cape Coast emerged victorious, showcasing impressive argumentation and eloquence. Following closely behind were the University of Ghana and Ho Technical University, securing the first and second runner-up positions, respectively. Their participation underscored a commitment to addressing global challenges through dialogue and collaboration.

The event also witnessed a poignant Throne Speech delivered by the First Deputy Speaker, Hon Joseph Osei Owusu, stressing the Commonwealth’s role in addressing inequalities and injustices. His Majesty King Charles III’s message emphasized friendship and connection within the Commonwealth family, highlighting shared values and aspirations among member nations.

Commonwealth Day, observed annually on the 2nd Monday in March across all 56 Commonwealth nations, serves as a platform for reflection on shared heritage, diversity, and principles of teamwork. Evolving from the decolonization of the British Empire, the event now fosters intellectual discourse and critical thinking among youth in Ghana.

The 75th Commonwealth Day Celebration in Ghana not only showcased the talent and dedication of student parliamentarians but also reaffirmed the country’s commitment to addressing global challenges through collaboration within the Commonwealth family.

Dignitaries in attendance included Hon. Emmanuel Marfo, Chairperson of the NCCE, Ms. Kathylene Addy, Ghanaian Rapper and climate change ambassador, Okyeame Kwame, Nana Akwasi Gyan-Appenteng, Mr. William Ampaw, Mrs. Gloria Sarku Kumawu, Deputy Clerk to Parliamentary, Nana Otubea ll, President of All Regions leading a delegation of Queen mothers, and a host of others.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *