Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

The Role of Parliament in the Future of Ghana's Economy

10 February 2015 - 17:00 to 18:00

Chatham House, London


Hon Alban Bagbin MP, Majority Leader, National Democratic Congress
Hon Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka MP, Majority Chief Whip, National Democratic Congress
Hon Daniel Botwe MP, Minority Chief Whip, New Patriotic Party
Hon Mary Salifu Boforo MP, Deputy Majority Whip, National Democratic Congress
Hon Irene Naa Torshie Addo MP, Deputy Minority Whip, New Patriotic Party
Chair: Gita Honwana Welch, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House



Ghana has struggled to maintain the impressive economic growth it has experienced since the turn of the decade. However, despite battling rising inflation and considerable financial deficit, Ghana’s economy is showing positive signs of recovery as the country aims to finalize a financial assistance deal with the IMF in the coming months. This deal, along with a recent $7 billion offshore oil and gas contract signed by the government, is expected to restore confidence among investors.

This cross-party parliamentary delegation will discuss the importance of bipartisanship in enacting successful legislation, and will examine the wider role of parliament in steering the Ghanaian economy. 

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.