September 27, 2018

Member of Parliament (MP) for Adaklu, Kwame Agbodza, has said it is sad that the seventh Parliament is almost half way through its life without a research assistant.

According to the Adaklu legislator, leadership and the Speaker had promised to help build their capacity to work, but there are issues that MPs need their research assistants to help them but are not there.

He further pointed out that the issues that had been brought to the floor on numerous occasions have still not been addressed and in abeyance.

“Before we went on recess we were told those of us who have research assistant and meet the requirement of a Masters and a first degree would be given a letter but that has not been done”, he lamented.

“We are almost halfway through the life span of this Parliament, we do not have research assistant when are we going to have our research assistant”, he lamented.

Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu noted that he agrees with the argument made by the Adaklu MP and the issue would be dealt with by the time MPs come back from recess it would be dealt with.

He further added that Members of Parliament who have their research assistants meeting the required qualification of Masters’ Degree, and first class of first degree would be given the priority and be attended to.

Speaker Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye noted that the issue is long overdue and has directed that the issue be addressed as quickly as possible.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/