February 7, 2024

The Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament Rt. Hon Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin has expressed worry over the high attrition rate in Parliament when welcoming members back to the House for the first meeting of the fourth session of the eighth parliament.

According to him as if the crashing out of the senior team the black star was not painful enough, the nation woke up on Saturday where twenty-eight MPs through the New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries lost their bid to represent the party in the next general election.

This couple with the seventy Minority MPs who lost their primaries last year gives reason for worry, he said.

He further bemoaned the huge number of MPs who on their own have decided not to come back to the House and lamented that a lot is invested in an MP and it cost a lot to train an MP to appreciable level and the political parties should take a second look at the way and manner the experience MPs are leaving.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com