According to Chapter IV, Article 24 (2) of the Supplementary Act Relating to the Enhancement of the Powers of the ECOWAS Parliament, the Speaker directs the business of the Parliament and its organs. He presides over all proceedings of Plenary, Bureau and Conference of Committee Bureaux and conducts the debates of these bodies in accordance with the provisions of the Rules of Procedure. Also, he ensures regular interactions between the Parliament and national parliaments of Member States. The incumbent Speaker of the 5th Legislature is Rt. Hon. Sidie Mohamed Tunis, a citizen of the Republic of Sierra Leone and a Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Sierra leone.