August 5, 2020
Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak is advocating for all members of various Committees at the Legislature to have the basic training in legislation, as most of the Committees had to fall on either the Subsidiary Legislation or Constitutional Legal and Parliamentary Affairs in doing their work.

According to him it would go a long way to strengthen the various Committees work who most of the time rely on the two committees in their work.

He further underscored the need to have regular capacity building training for committee members, explaining that most of the time the committee members do not have particular experience in a subject matter for the Committee to benefit from.

The Kumbungu lawmaker who lost his primaries as a one term lawmaker despite being commended for catching up fast on parliamentary work, lamented over the system of electing lawmakers every four years and said it is not in the interest of the country.

He gave an example of the first Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu being part of a meeting he attended who had to leave the meeting within a short time because there was an urgent issue at the constituency he needed to address despite being an integral part of the meeting he attended.

Mr Mubarak who was contributing at an engagement held by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs with chairman and their rankings in assessing the committee system also asserted that political parties need to take a firm decision on this worrying matter.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/