Data collated and analysed by Lolan Sagoe-Moses, a student of the University of Leeds, has provided valuable insight into the attendance culture at Ghana’s Parliament.The data, whichbroke down in the article, “What has your MP done for you? Analysing MPs' effectiveness between January 2013 & July 2014”, tracked the attendance of 275 Members of Parliament (MPs) between January 2013 and July 2014.
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The data, which Sago-Moses broke down in the article, “What has your MP done for you? Analysing MPs' effectiveness between January 2013 & July 2014”
Read more: Hannah Tetteh denies Presidential ambitionThe findings, which have been published on odekro.org, with data mining and visualisation support from Ian Gregorio de Souza and Nehemiah Attigah, reveal:1. The average MP missed 24% of sitting days. (That amounts to a day missed out of every four days)2. The average MP was present for 121 and absent for 37 of 158 official working days in Parliament.During the period, the top five most regular MPs were:1. Justice Joe Appiah (Ablekuma North) 158/158 days2. Nelson Abudu Baani (Daboya/Mankarigu) 158/158 days3. Christian Corletey Otuteye (Sege) 157/158 days4. Frank Boakye Agyen (Effiduase Asokore) 155/158 days5. Kwame Seth Achaempong (Mpraeso) 154/158 daysThe top five most absent MPs were:1. Clement Kofi Humado (Anlo) 44/158 days2. Akwasi Opong-Fosu (Amenfi East) 44/158 days3. Evans Paul Aidoo (Sefwi-Wiawso) 46/158 days4. Hannah Tetteh (Awutu Senya-West) 47/158 days5. Eric Opoku (Asunafo South) 52/158 days
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