Former NDC, Bernard Allotey Jacobs
Allotey Jacobs, Former Central Regional Chairman of the NDC

Former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs says some Members of Parliaments (MPs) parade their seats as fashion without considering what they can do for the people.

His comment follows a research by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana which assessed the performance of Ghana’s MPs.

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To Mr Jacobs, Ghana’s parliament is bedeviled with many challenges.

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 “Our parliament lacks some vitals and so we only see those who have vowed to contribute to the growth of parliament, but for others it is a fashion for them to contest the parliamentary seats during elections,” he said on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem show, Tuesday.

“Some of these MPs know they might not be able to comprehend standard English for discussion on the Floor of Parliament but they are there because they are popular,” he added.

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He urged the MPs to up their game: “It will get to a time when people will no longer ask MPs for money but will look out for their abilities and capabilities by asking what they can do to develop the constituencies.”

Source: | Gertrude Otchere