The Governance Studies Department of the Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC) Ho, a fortnight ago held the maiden edition of “Meet Your Member of Parliament”.
This is an initiative by the Governance Studies Department to bring all the twenty six (26) members of Parliament from the Volta region (Volta Caucus) to meet their constituents, to inform them about happenings in the house, anytime they are on recess.
In a welcome address, the President of the Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC) Rev.Dr.Cyril Fayose, thanked the MPs for coming down, and urged them to support the university with infrastructure.
A lecturer from the Governance Studies Department Mr Harrison Kofi Belley who spearheaded the programme, said plans are in place in making sure that it becomes an annual event and will extend to every parts of the region. He called on the MPs to throw more support behind the programme.
The Chairman of the Volta Caucus in parliament Hon. Emmanuel Kwesi Bedzra, applauded the Governance Studies Department of the University for organizing such an accountability forum. He pledged on behalf of the Caucus to support the programme and also called for its institutionalisation “this programme if sustained will help a lot in the democratic governance in the country”.
In attendance were both current and former MPs, former Ministers of State, MDCEs, and Students from the Governance Studies Department, Chiefs, Heads of Departments, and the general public.