Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu Majority Leader accuses MPs of not working hard enough at Committee level

Parliament has observed that almost all the committees have about 30 members, which is just too much, as only a few are often seen working.

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Ghana’s parliament wants to cut down the size of committees in the House, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has revealed.

This follows observations that almost all the committees have about 30 members, which is just too much.

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu who is also the Majority Leader said that out of the 30 members, only seven or less are often active during committee meetings.

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He was addressing the media at the Kofi Annan ICT Center in Accra on Tuesday on the invitation of Parliamentary News Africa to answer questions on what the function of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is and its vision.

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The Majority Leader further explained that: “In the new Standing Orders, we want to conform to the Constitution, so we are changing the name of the Select Committees to conform to what pertains in the Constitution and the new Select Committees will appropriately assume the name Standing Committees.”

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“We want to cut down the size and let every member belong to one committee,” he said.

He indicated that some MPs are against the idea but was quick to add that: “if we indeed want these committees to be effective, then that is the way to go”.

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