‘Amend provision for appointing ministers’

President elect- Nana Akuffo Addo

President elect- Nana Akuffo Addo

The Executive Director of African Parliamentary Center, Dr. Rasheed Draman, has suggested to Ghana to consider amending the constitutional provision that a percentage of ministers should be appointed from Parliament.

The amendment, he explained, would ensure effectiveness in the work of both the executive and parliament, stating that the existing provision was not bringing the best out of the house.

Dr. Draman made the call in an interview with Citi fM morning show monitored by the Ghanaian Times yesterday.

“This act has led to Parliament’s failure to properly scrutinise budgets of government.”

Dr .Draman said, in order for Parliament to be very effective, conscious effort should be made by the President to demand for the amendment of the law to ensure transparency, accountability and total independence over other political appointments.

The Executive Director advised the incoming legislature to exhibit a high level of maturity and unity in diversity.

 

By Benedicta Folley

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