E.T Mensah bemoans quality of Parliament

The Member of Parliament (MP)for Ningo Prampram, Enoch Teye Mensah, has described as worrying, the attrition rate of Parliament.

The legislator explained that the development had not helped the growth of Parliament as a law-making institution.

Mr. E. T. Mensah was particularly worried about the loss of some experienced MPs in the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary primaries.

Over the weekend, 24 NPP MPs, many of them front benchers, lost in their bid to contest the 2016 parliamentary elections.

They included Dr. Richard Anane of Nhyiaeso, Dr. Afriyie Akoto of Kwadaso, and Francis Addai-Nimoh of Mampong.

Speaking to journalists in Parliament on Tuesday, the Ningo-Prampram legislator emphasised that the trend would weaken Parliament.

“These are lessons that all of us must learn. The attrition in Parliament is not helping the growth of Ghana’s law making body. It does not happen anywhere,” he said.


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