Members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) have been told to create a platform that will complement strong human financial resources that will reposition the African region as a notable organisation on the continent.
The Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) African Region, Hon. Amusa Nwanamu who made the assertion during the official opening of the 40th CPA Conference in Port Harcourt regretted that the failure of some members of the regional body for the non-implementation of resolutions that will provide effective political instrument to the governance of their countries.
He directed those member branches that have not implemented the directive of the 39th AGM to submit same to meeting of the Clerks-at-the Table that will treat the matter conclusively.
He explained that some of the immediate decision that was taken include the strategic plan for the upward review of subscription fees for National Branches from US $1,800 to US $2,500 while those for sub-National branches increased from US $1,200 to US $2000 per annum.
While the number of delegates and staff to conference also to increase by the regional body. According to the out-gone chairperson, most important decision has been implemented including the post of the current chairperson and his/her vice would be re-titled “President” and “Vice President,” respectively, adding that those elected to implement this resolution will remain in office for a period of three years.
Nwanam also paid deserving tribute and gratitude to the Governor of Rivers State Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and the good people of Rivers State for their hospitality to all the delegates.
He commended the State House of Assembly and indeed the CPA Rivers State sub-branch for the services they rendered during the successful conference.