Continuous Changing Of MPS Will Weaken Our Parliament – Osei Kyei Mensah

The Majority leader in Ghana’s Parliament has expressed his worry over frequent changing of members of Parliament would seriously affect the real development of our democracy.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament today 1 July, 2020, he said, a total of eighty nine (89) members of the majority side in Parliament are all first timers which is close to fifty Seven percent of the total number of the Majority Parliament whilst the minority side also is of about fifty percent (50%) first timers and this would definitely affect the quality of duties and performance of our Democracy and as a country in terms of parliamentary experience.

Mr Mensah-Bonsu explained that, growing parliament and indeed MPs is not a one year matter or four year affairs and that, eight years would not be enough for a person to be experienced in dealing with Parliamentary issues.

He added that, the longer a person remain in Parliament, the better he becomes and the more mature that person become, talking about the likes of minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu and himself as a majority leader, they are of quality because of numerous years they have stayed in the House.

The Minority, Haruna Iddrisu also added that, frequent changing of MPs is a serious issue that is affecting us as a country and will continue, since the experience ones are continuing changed, and if indeed we want to improve the quality of our Parliament and also the women representation, then the our 1992 constitution must be reviewed.

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