Quality of MPs entering parliament poor – Minority Leader
The Minority Leader in Parliament and legislator for Suame Constituency in the Ashanti Region Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu is worried about the quality of aspirants entering parliament in recent times.
He disclosed that this has had a toll on the quality of debates on the floor of the house because most of them are not well trained to have been elected to the house because they lack the quality as required to make meaningful impacts in terms of contributions.
Speaking on the Ultimate Breakfast Show hosted by Lantam Papanko, he blamed the situation to the ability of these aspirants to buy their way into the legislator only upon entering to realize that they are not cut for the kind of work done in parliament.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com/
“The highest bidders are always the winners in these cases because they have huge money bags. This is manifested by the quality of debates on the floor of the house”, he observed.
The minority leader emphasized that such persons are contributing to the numerous problems of legislators in the country because prior to their entry, they go about making fantastic promises as though parliamentarians generate money once voted into office.
He blamed such acts to ignorance on the part of the aspirants who know little or nothing about parliamentary duties in the country indicating that they also account for the reason parliament has now become a rubber stamp.
“By a Large extent, parliament is a rubber stamp where the sitting government always uses its way to pass a bill or agreements that turn out to be saddled with corrupt practices or improprieties. Most of them compromise themselves to get these issues passed”, he added.