Knowledge Sharing Takes Front Burner As NILDS Plays Host To The Deputy Clerk To The Parliament Of Ghana

  • Friday August 17, 2018 10:02 AM
  • NILS Press Corps

The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies has always made a concerted effort to share its parliamentary expertise, experience and modus operandi with representatives of other parliaments; it has particularly maintained a focus on ensuring that the information is extended as much as possible to visiting parliamentary officials.

One of these events played out on Thursday, 16th August, 2018 when the Deputy Clerk to the Parliament of Ghana, Robert Apodola and the Principal Assistant Clerk, Samuel Addei paid a visit to the Institute.
While receiving them, the Director General of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, Prof. Ladi Hamalai shared the Institute’s mandate and its success stories with the senior Parliamentary officials, she informed them of the training programs the Institute offers to parliaments of different countries in Africa which have helped to develop the capacity of the legislature.

She further informed them of the postgraduate programs in Legislative Studies, Legislative Drafting and Parliamentary Administration offered by the Institute in affiliation with the University of Benin. See

The Director General, in her determination to see a strong and vibrant parliaments called for collaborative endeavors among parliaments in Africa to further strengthen the Legislature in the continent.

The Director, Legislative Support Services at the Institute, Prof. Tawfiq Ladan briefed the visitors on the activities of the Department which has not only been rated as very successful in drafting and analyzing bills for legislators but also scores high in the area of providing policy briefs to assist policy makers with their output. See

On his part, the Coordinator, Postgraduate School at the Institute, Dr. Asimiyu Abiola spoke about the Higher National Diploma in Official Reporting offered at the Institute which according to him, covers every area required to be the best in that career path.

The Deputy Clerk expressed appreciation to the Director General for making out time to receive and share the success stories of the Institute with them. He informed that the visit, among others, is meant to strengthen parliamentary relationship between Nigeria and Ghana.

While extolling the Institute and the Director General for her good works which have not gone unnoticed in parliaments across Africa, he promises that the parliament of Ghana will take advantage of the capacity building programs at the Institute to further equip the staff with resources required for the daunting task of parliamentary administration.