March 18, 2024

The Second Deputy Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Andrew Asiamah Amoako has urged the House Committee working on a referral he made to the Committee on the welfare of MPs to quickly work on it.

Members have course to raise concerns about the leaving conditions of their colleagues especially after parliament describing it as not the best since no constitutional provision has been made towards that.

The whole of last week saw six tributes of former MPs presented on the floor of House, a situation that got the MPs worried.

Hon Asiamah Amoako drew the Majority Leader’s attention to a referral he had made last week when the Effutu MP urged the House to enact a law in the wake of tributes on the floor of the House revealing how poor the former colleagues are after serving the state but cannot take care of themselves when they leave Parliament.

“It is becoming an issue; within a week there has been six tributes and I believe others may come, they are all lamenting, and it is time to take a critical look at the whole issue and take a decision so when the House committee report is presented we take it from there”, the Speaker stated

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/