The CKT-UTAS Students’ Parliament House, representing the esteemed C. K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS), emerged as the 1st runner-up in a recently organised Mock Parliament and Debate event hosted by the Parliament of Ghana.
The event was held on June 15, 2023, at the Regional House of Chiefs in Wa, Upper West Region. This was organised to commemorate the Parliament of Ghana’s 30 years of Parliamentary Democracy under the Fourth Republic of Ghana.
The CKT-UTAS delegation, consisting of students from various disciplines, displayed remarkable talent and dedication throughout the event. Led by their Speaker, Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Pentsil, supported by Hon. Ruth A. Anontara, Hon. Obeng Kyei William, and Hon. Thelma Yaa Prah Amankrah as clerks. The CKT-UTAS Students’ Parliament House efficiently managed parliamentary proceedings and documentation, contributing significantly to the overall success of the team.
The highlight of the event was a captivating debate on the topic, “After 30 years of Uninterrupted Parliamentary Democracy, can Ghana boast of any Achievements?” Under the guidance of Speaker Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Pentsil, the CKT-UTAS team demonstrated their exceptional debating skills, impressing both the audience and the judges. Hon. Godfred Asenso Boakye and Hon. Richard Kpan represented CKT-UTAS in the debate, showcasing eloquence, critical thinking, and an in-depth understanding of the subject matter. Their efforts led the CKT-UTAS Students’ Parliament House to secure the esteemed position of 1st runner-up in the debate category.
The Mock Parliament and Debate event serves as a platform for intellectual engagement and lively discourse, allowing participants to delve into relevant issues and present their viewpoints convincingly.
Equipped with extensive research and knowledge, the CKT-UTAS team effectively argued their positions, captivating the judges and the audience with their insightful arguments and well-structured presentations.
The CKT-UTAS Students’ Parliament House expressed gratitude to the Parliament of Ghana for organizing this prestigious event, acknowledging the invaluable opportunity it provided for students to engage in parliamentary proceedings and debates while enhancing their public speaking skills.
They also extended their appreciation to the entire CKT-UTAS community, including Management, staff, and fellow students, for their unwavering support and encouragement throughout the competition. The team’s success would not have been possible without their continuous guidance and motivation.
As the 1st runner-up, the CKT-UTAS Students’ Parliament House takes great pride in its achievement and remains committed to pursuing excellence in parliamentary proceedings, debates, and other academic endeavours. They aim to foster an environment of intellectual growth and critical thinking within the CKT-UTAS community and beyond.
The CKT-UTAS Students’ Parliament House serves as a vibrant platform for students to engage in parliamentary debates, develop their public speaking skills, and cultivate leadership qualities. By fostering intellectual discourse, it aims to promote democratic values among students at CKT-UTAS.