Assembly members asked to stay away from partisan politics

The Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko Brobby has appealed to assembly members in the country to stay away from active politics to help bring development to their respective electoral areas.

According to him, the Local Government Act, Act 462 of 1993, established assemblies with the mandate to exercise legislative, deliberative and administrative authority.

Mr Brobby, who is also  the Member of Parliament for Hemang Lower Denkyira in the Central Region,  lamented how the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies have turned to partisan politics.

Mr Brobby pointed out that assembly members are the pillars around which local decision-making and development revolve.

He said many assembly members across the country failed in their four years in office due to their involvement in active partisan politics.

The assembly members, Mr Brobby indicated, have a duty to provide adequate information on developments in the area as well as lobbying to bring in the needed development to the electorates rather than engaging in needless politics.

“By staying away from partisan politics in electoral areas, members keep their integrity and respect intact as they would be spared unhealthy criticism borne out of politics by electorates.

“People will criticise you merely because of your political affiliation even when there isn’t any need for such criticisms.
“Members of your electoral area will criticise you when you affiliate yourself with a particular political party,” he said. -3news.com

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