April 2, 2023

Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu on Friday, March 31, 2023 took some Ghanaians in Diaspora who visited Parliament through the workings of the Ghanaian Parliament most especially governance.

According to him the system of parliamentary democracy Ghana has is the unicameral legislature made up of two hundred and seventy-five (275) lawmaker where as in the United States of America they have bicameral legislature which is made up of House of Representative and Congress.

And that Ghana’s Parliament is established under Article 93 of the 1992 Republican constitution mandated and responsible for legislation despite the fact that it can do other function other than legislation.

Haruna Iddrisu noted that beyond legislation, they exercise representative role and they also play an investigative role and unfortunately this parliament has not been up and doing in that direction, rather the parliament cover things up.

Unlike their counterpart in the United States, they have that role of investigative and gave an example of tick talk investigation that went on in the US and added that they play an oversight role as a parliament.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com