June 28, 2018

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has said performance of MPs on the Majority side of the House would determine whether they would be retained or kicked out.

According to the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, the Majority caucus has held meetings on two occasions and made it clear to MPs that, attendance to duties of the House would be monitored and monthly report sent to the party.

He further indicated that Ghanaians should watch out and there would be changes in the attendance of MPs on the floor of the House.

This came to light in Parliament on Wednesday, when civil society organization,  Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Parliamentary Africa in collaboration with Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs organised crystal ball series to examine the performance of Parliament.

On the assessment done, it came out clearly that in the first session of the seventh Parliament, attendance to duty was very impressive, and sitting lasted more than four hours, while a lot of government business was also carried out.

But in the second session of the seventh Parliament, the situation had declined with Parliament sitting for two hours, with attendance of MPs to the chamber very poor.

Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu noted that he reported to cabinet on the impressive attendance and the House being able to deal with a lot of work in the first session.

“We had position all whips on the Majority side,  when any member from our  side enters and when he or she leaves the chamber we are making them, leader of the New Patriotic Party(NPP) would have his report”, he said

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com