March 12, 2018

Member of Parliament for Adaklu, Governors Kwaku Agbodza has said 80 percent of MPs absent from the chamber should not be linked to committee meeting.

According to the Adaklu legislator, MPs should make mother Ghana proud by coming to work early.

In an interview with he congratulated Speaker for taking a bold stand on the punctuality of MPs to the floor of the House, “Speaker is always here before Majority of MPs turn up”.

He further added that it would be necessary for committees to sit before the plenary starts, this is a condition given by the Speaker and added that the House has always done that.

When ask what about if an issue comes before the floor that needs the attention of the House, he said that should be an exception and not an order. “If it becomes necessary a committee will walk out to work to aid work on the floor of the House”.

Mr. Kwame Agbodza noted that he intend talking about the reporting time of MPs to the floor until there is a change in the late attendance to the chamber. “We have been elected by our people to represent them and paid by this Country”.

“You saw the children from Bawku they came overnight and have been sitting in the public gallery since 9:30am when it was 11:00am they left. The House started 11:30am what impression would they create about us when they get back to school about MPs.”.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/