National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for the Asawase constituency in the Ashanti region is of the view that excessive partisanship in Parliament is gradually making the house weak.
According to Hon Muntaka Mubarak, who is also the Minority Chief Whip, the phenomenon has become the biggest challenge which is killing the country and if not addressed will run down the House.
“I don’t know how we can deal with it but I am predicting that in the next 10 years we will soon be useless if we don’t solve this situation and if we don’t change our minds, everybody will soon believe we are irrelevant,” he said.
Speaking in an interview on Nhyira FM’s Kuro Yi Mu Nsem, Thursday, Hon Muntaka said 80% of Ghana’s problem is due to its weak parliament.
“Excessive partisanship, coupled with absenteeism, is making the House weaker. Partisanship is necessary but excessive partisanship is bad,” he lamented.
He added that although parliamentarians often agree on issues and take stance on matters based on the collective national interest, the House gets extremely divided in the few cases where debates take political turns.