Eight Members of ECOWAS Parliament Visit UEW Management

The Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), received an eight-member delegation from the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Wednesday, 20th October, 2021, at the Council Chamber, UEW. 

The delegation was at the University to thank its Management for hosting the opening ceremony of a ten-day ECOWAS High-Level Parliamentary Seminar and to bid goodbye.  

The ECOWAS delegation with Management of the University after the visit

The Member of Parliament, Effutu Constituency and Head of the Ghanaian Delegation, Hon. Alexander Afenyo-Markin, expressed appreciation to the Management of the University and its Council for readily responding to the request to use their facilities for the seminar and other purposes. 

Hon. Afenyo-Markin congratulated Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang on his assumption of duty as the Ag. Vice-Chancellorship of UEW. The Effutu MP urged the Ag. Vice-Chancellor to use his leadership to further transform the University, build bridges and ensure true reconciliation among staff for everyone to feel at ease. 

Member of Parliament for Effutu Constituency, Hon. Afenyo-Markin appreciates Management for their response in allowing the use of their facilities for the programme

The Ag. Vice-Chancellor pledged the readiness of his Management team to continue to forge a very permanent institution where harmony and peace prevail to provide a conducive atmosphere for work.

   Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang (in green) welcoming the delegation

The Rt. Honourable Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, His Excellency Dr. Sidie Mohamed Tunis, in his remarks, asserted that Winneba was a very strategic place to have been, the first town away from the capital city of a country to host the ECOWAS Parliament. 

“I was telling my colleagues that the actual purpose for the creation of ECOWAS is what we have just established in Winneba. That is, bring the ECOWAS to the people. Integrate more with the people because the whole idea is that if we came here with at least 100 members, it’s supposed to have an impact on tourism; it’s supposed to have an impact on the local economy and that is what we have achieved,” he affirmed.  

Rt. Honourable Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, His Excellency Dr. Sidie Mohamed Tunis

The Registrar of UEW, Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq., in his vote of thanks, stated that UEW as a teacher education institution had a role to play in the country to produce policymakers to address the exigencies of the country and the sub-region.