December 6, 2017

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has said its time as a Nation to have a dialogue on how Members of Parliament can be facilitated to touch base with their constituent.

He further revealed that in Zimbabwe, a helicopter is made available for MPs to be able to touch base with their constituents.

According to the Majority leader, in that case, no MP would have any excuse for not going to his or her constituency with the excuse that it is far away and pointed out that the time has come for the Nation to have a National dialogue on this issue.

He made this remark at an open forum organised by Parliament and Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), on the theme: “strengthening openness, transparency and accountability: Parliament of Ghana’s commitments”.

And called for a clear cut procedure where Ghanaians can file their petition and grievances and lamented over Parliaments own grievance procedure being circuitous such that, one does not know where to start from and end.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/