Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, says he feels energized after embarking on a 17-km bicycle ride to parliament in protest to the high cost of living in the country.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Tuesday, the Kumbungu legislator who rode on a 17-kilometre road from his residence in Accra to Parliament House said the ride is not to make him popular.

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He said it was aimed at drawing the government’s attention to the plight of a great number of people in the country.

“It wasn’t my intention to just ride the bike for fun but to tell the government how people are suffering in the country. I must say that I even feel energised biking for that long distance though it wasn’t an easy thing. I’m happy I was able to accomplish my aim and would love to do it over and over again,” he noted.

He said aside from the message that the riding of a bicycle put across, it had health benefits.

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“People are losing jobs and you can’t say that anyone who’s championing their cause is being a populist. As a representative of the people, if I can’t do something to highlight, to articulate, to showcase, to demonstrate that indeed, I am representing people, then I have no business being in public service and health wise it’s very good too,” he noted.