April 28, 2021

Majority Leader, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has bemoaned the high attrition rate in Parliament and pointed out that the constitutions of the two major political parties in Ghana; the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) are not helping.

According to him the development is not helping to enrich Ghana’s democracy, and is a development that should be addressed.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Parliamentary Service Board on Tuesday, April 27, he called on the Rt. Hon Speaker Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin to ensure that the political parties are engaged to address the high attrition rate.

“Let us not kid ourselves, the Executive arm of government would be happy with a weak Legislature, we need to strengthen parliament going forward as we have impose statutory and constitutional burden on ourselves”.

Mr. Osei-Kyei further noted that Parliament’s Committee system is the best vehicle to use to achieve its oversight function; “how strong are our committee systems to achieve this?” he queried.

Additionally, he called for liberation of the Committees to work proactively and make parliament relevant, as it stands now it is difficult for the Committees to work and with experience of the Speaker, he believes the new board should be able to address most of the difficulties that is confronting Parliament.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com