Quality of MPs has diminished significantly – Bernard Mornah –
The General Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC), says some members of Ghana’s Parliament are simply not ‘up to the task’.
Mr. Bernard Mornah said Ghana returned to multiparty democracy in 1992, the quality of debate on the floor of Parliament has dipped to such low levels that every Ghanaian should be worried.
Speaking on the need for state-funding of Political Parties in Ghana, the PNC General Secretary said there are MPs who cannot express themselves well.
He was speaking in an interview with JoyNews’ Kwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng on JoyNews Desk.
Mr. Mornah noted that anti-democratic forces like money launderers and drug barons may hijack Ghana’s democracy if the state does not fund political parties.
“You go to parliament and listen to the debate and you ask yourself, is this the kind of people we have voted for? They trivialize and don’t debate serious issues.”
He added, the 1993 to 1997 Parliament is the best parliament ever in Ghana’s history, explaining that “the opposition then was up to the task and proposed quality alternative measures [during debates].”
Bernard Mornah the current Parliament as nothing but representation because “our parliamentary
Mr. Mornah who has tried unsuccessfully to represent the people of Wa Central in Parliament, said “if parliament is not up to the task to debate the critical issues that affect all of us, it affects the delivery of government because issues that need to be brought to the attention of government will not be addressed.”
He concluded that he is saddened by the turn of events.