February 27, 2021

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has bemoaned the quality of debate on the floor of the House and pointed out that the quality is reducing, hence there is the need for training to bring in some improvement.

According to him this is also reflecting on Members of Parliament’s lack of interest in what they do and they are not well resourced to do what they have to do.

And further added that with the quality of debate, when one compared to other Parliaments in other jurisdictions there is the need to improve. “If nothing at all we have to debate with facts backed by evidence of research”.

Making his open remarks on Saturday, February 27, 2021 when the old parliamentarians turn up for their orientation, Mr. Haruna backed his concern over the falling standard of debate on the floor of the House revealing that when there is a debate on sustainable development with four MPs contributing to it, none of them would complete one sentence.

The Minority Leader expressed joy that the orientation program had been put in place to improve MPs understanding of legislation in other to serve their constituents better and hoped that the resource persons put together would help them understand things better to serve the people of Ghana.

Again, we have a Speaker who does not belong to the President’s political party, it comes with its advantages and disadvantages, “what can we do for the speaker to help the president to succeed in improving the quality of life of the Ghanaian.”

And pointed out to his colleagues in the Majority that with the current numerical strength of the 8th Parliament, where both major political parties have 137 each, the Majority would not do things the way they please.

“Again, the Majority Group would need our cooperation and support in other to do government business”, he told his colleagues.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com