February 18, 2011

The General Secretary of the People’s National Convention, Bernard Mornah has expressed disappointment at Parliamentarians saying that the legislators were only concerned with their Ghc7,000 salary proposal but not the details of proceedings in the house.

“The Parliamentarians are only concerned with their allowances and salary increment and do not concentrate on the developmental issues in the country”.

Bernard Mornah explained that the Parliamentarians showed gross disrespect to the President, a situation he described as unusual especially when he was delivering the state of the nation’s address.

Speaking on ‘Dwaso Nsem’ on Adom FM on Friday, Mr. Mornah referred to the behaviour as childish and uncalled for.

“The minority especially behaved like some class one pupils studying under a tree. This attitude should not have been exhibited in Parliament”, he stressed.

Bernard Mornah added, “the constitution stipulates that the President must address the state once in Parliament annually, so if the minority will not respect the office of the president then the country’s future is deeply at risk.”

The General Secretary of the PNC made those comments after the Minority Caucus hooted at the President while the Minority leader also refused to escort President Mills shortly after he ended his speech.

He concluded that the Parliamentarians do not deserve to be role models if they continue to exhibit disrespect to the office of the President.

Source: Adom FM