The Agricultural Developing Bank (ADB) has presented a cheque for $50,000 to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament.
The amount is to support a study tour of members of the committee to the House of Commons in the United Kingdom to build their capacity.
Presenting the cheque, the Managing Director of the bank, Mr. Stephen Kpordzih, observed that the work of the committee was very crucial and that no effort should be spared to enhance the capacity of its members.
He said this was not the first time that the bank had offered assistance to Parliament, explaining that the Select Committee on Agriculture Food and Cocoa, had regularly received support from ADB towards the participation of its members in the annual Royal Agricultural Show in the UK.
“We shall continue to lend our support to Parliament in ways which will help to build the capacity of its members and deepen the practice of democracy in the country,” he said.
Mr. Kpordzih said since the work of Parliament impacted positively on every sector of the national economy, the business community must see it as a responsibility to work in close collaboration with the House to create an environment conducive for business operations and life in general.
Receiving the cheque, the Chairman of the committee, Mr. Albert Kan-Dapaah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Afigya-Sekyere, thanked the bank for its gesture.
He said since the amount was quite substantial, it would assist the Committee to increase the number of its gesture.
He said since the amount was quite substantial, it would assist the Committee to increase the number of its delegation to the British House of Commons for the study tour.
Mr. Kan-Dapaah called on other corporate bodies to support the committee to enhance its work.
Source: Daily Graphic