November 30, 2017

Member of Parliament(MP) for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu has urged the legislative body to work hard to improve its image by letting Ghanaians know the real duty of MPs.

He noted that the real mandate of MPs are law making and having oversight responsibility on the Executive arm of Government and not actors or agents of development, “we need to narrow ourselves to our legislative and representative function” he said.

According to the Minority leader, MPs, when they attend district function and a demand is made for toilet, they are quick to promise to build one, simply because they want to sustain their vote base.

And added that, it has confused the Ghanaian electorate in demanding accountability from MPs and things they cannot afford, hence the large attrition rate in the House.

Unfortunately it is the reflection of the under performance of governments’ so the MP is forced to fill a critical vacuum, if we were capable of resolving every other problem from school block to National Health Insurance through outdooring and weddings the MP becomes a critical player and actor, he said.

He urged the media in Parliament, to improve their standard and capacity and called on the Majority leader to find space that will accommodate one or two Journalist from Parliament who will travel with leadership of the House to give them coverage on their foreign trips.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/