Chairman Privileges Committee
March 8, 2024

The first deputy Speaker of Parliament and MP for Bekwai, Mr Joseph Osei Owusu said, it’s about time members of Parliament made good decisions towards their lives as MPs and live after parliament since the society does not care about them.

According to him many a time former MPs are seen in a very miserable conditions to the point that, paying for hospital bills was a problem not to talk about taking care of their families.

And further added that the society recognizes members of Parliament only when they are in emergency or in need of financial assistance, needs opportunity to get into any institution and apart from that, you the MP can go to hell.

Also, the MP for Asawase, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak Mohammed added that, members of Parliament sometimes behave as if they are colleagues but in reality, that is not so, since majority of MPs do not even know where each member lives.

He calls for MPs to come together and build a solid political class in order to take care of each other even after leaving Parliament and stop being too political where people in NPP Majority or NDC minority don’t want to be nice with their opponents.

The MPs made these comments when they were contributing to a statement made in remembrance of the death of former MP for Kpandai, the late Kwadwo Tawiah.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/