The President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo has agreed to become the Vice-Patron of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for 2023, ahead of the 66th Commonwealth Parliamentary
Conference due to be hosted by the Parliament of Ghana and CPA Ghana Branch from 30 September to 6 October 2023 in Accra, Ghana. Since 1989, the Vice-Patron of the Commonwealth Parliamentary
Association has traditionally been the Head of State or Government of the CPA Branch hosting the forthcoming annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.
The President of Ghana has served in the role of Head of State since 2017. He previously served as Attorney General (2001 to 2003) and as Minister for Foreign Affairs (2003 to 2007). He worked as a lawyer and was called to the Ghanaian bar in July 1975, having previously been called to the English Bar in 1971.
One of the largest gatherings of Commonwealth Parliamentarians, the 66th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference will bring together over 500 Parliamentarians, parliamentary staff and decision makers from across the Commonwealth for this unique conference and networking opportunity. The 66th CPC will be hosted by the CPA President (2022-2023), Rt Hon. Alban Bagbin, MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana and will be attended by Speakers, Presiding Officers and Members of Parliament from across the membership of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).
During the 66th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, there will also be a number of additional conferences and meetings including: 39th CPA Small Branches Conference; meetings of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) and Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) networks; 66th CPA General Assembly; meetings of the CPA Executive Committee; and the 57th Society of Clerks at the Table (SOCATT) meetings.
Information about 66th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) can be found at the CPA website www.cpahq.org/66-cpc