Quality of debate falling - Minority leader

He attributed this to the quality of parliamentarians elected into the chamber.

He also blamed the current system of election of MPs in the country. For him the system where “the door is flung open” every four years for incumbent MPs (no matter their performance) to be contested must be critically looked at again.

This he said is one of the many reasons that has led to a drop in the quality of discussions in the house. He indicated that a glance of the Hansards of previous year would make one realise "things are getting out of hand".

Speaking on Accra FM he said "the longer MP's stay in the house the better they become in their core duties of law-making, oversight responsibilities, and controlling the state’s purse".

He also blamed the aspiring MP's "who pay their way through" to be elected. He said such people "make promises he can't fulfill. He is unable to debate and make any tangible points during debates".

He said most legislators are absent during sittings of the house. According to him they are only present to vote on controversial bills in parliament after which they leave the house. He concluded by saying "so, parliament is losing its focus and increasingly, we are allowing moneybags into the house. We are not helping ourselves,”.


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