Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

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

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme

Event documents

Meeting Summary
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Participants

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

Overview

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.