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“We should recognize that the longer MP stays the greater the impact”---Osei-Kyei

Ahead of the ruling government New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary primaries with the issue of a possible huge number of casualties being suggested by political watchers, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has noted that the longer a lawmaker stays in the House, the greater the impact of their expertise to the workings of the House.

When Ghanamps.com inquired if there are huge casualties if there are plans to make sure government business goes on, he responded by pointing out that even if there would be casualties it is going to be few.

“What is happening with the high attrition rate is not the best in entrenched democracies we do not see this things, the longer the MP stay he or she becomes mature and good for the conduct of business in the House”.

He added that it helps the lawmakers in their oversight function, crafting of Bills, but unfortunately what is being done in Ghana does not exist in entrenched democracies where every four years there is massive exit of first, second and third terms lawmakers.  

“Increasingly, we have monetization of our primaries I wonder what would happen if the parties do not do introspection by looking at their constitution what would happen to the protection of quality materials we have in the House”. 

He further supported his argument by pointing out that as a country we are sowing a seed of corruption if we continue on this path. 

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com  

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