December 3, 2018

The honorable Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ningo-Prampram constituency in the Greater Accra regional Sam Nartey George has schooled students of the Central University located in Miotso on functions of lawmakers.

According the young lawmaker, MPs are primarily expected to perform only legislative and oversight functions.

Unfortunately, Members of Parliament, he noted, have become development agents even though that is not the primary functions.

Regrettably citizens, he said, rather chose to contact Members of Parliament instead of their Municipal, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to help fix their local needs.

Addressing final year Management students of the Central Business School of the Central University in Parliament House during a visit, Mr Sam George stated that MPs are only expected to lobby government to fix development needs of their areas whiles exploring other Parliament options such as posing questions on needs to sector Ministers of State.

The MP urged the students to help educate their colleagues, families and communities about the actual works of MPs.

He however acknowledged that some MP aspirants during campaign periods do promise constituents to fix development challenges when elected but that he said are not the duties of MPs.

President of the Central Business School, Evans Kobina Mensah said the visit is to expose themselves to parliamentary proceedings.

He thanked the MP for the exposure given them on the roles of Parliamentarians.

By Christian Kpesese/