July 3, 2018
Leader of Government Business and Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has strongly indicated to civil society interested in conducting research into works of Parliament that, attendance to business on the floor of the House is not the only function of a Member of Parliament.

According to the Leader of Government Business, Members of Parliament work in various committees and also perform some functions in their various constituencies and it would not be accurate to only use attendance to business on the floor of the House to rate performance.

He made this remarks when civil society group like Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Pan African News in collaboration with Ministry of Parliamentary Affair organised, series of crystal ball that asses critically the performance of Parliament.

He added that some of the functions of Parliament include legislative function, approval of loans and keeping of the public purse etc.

“I insist on we questioning the reason why MPs are not present in the chamber to conduct business and not only looking at they not attending to business in the House”, he said.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com