Member of Parliament for Suame Constituency in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Hon Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has labeled Constituency Executives of the ruling New Patriotic Party as lazy and not working assiduously for the good of the party.
According to the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, “only 5% of the NPP’s polling station executives do the actual work they are supposed to do.”
“You don’t expect John Boadu or Sammi Awuku or Wontumi and Sam Pyne to come and go house to house… It is the polling station executives who are supposed to do that but they don’t do it. […] Even me Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu if I am doing house to house, how many houses can I enter? It is the polling station executives who must enter every house with the work of the party. But I can say 90 percent don’t do anything. They don’t add anything to the party.. They don’t help us in anyway… They only milk aspirants. It will not help us… Going forward”.. he said.
Mr. Mensa-Bonsu has previously cited the losses of Ben Abdallah Banda, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Dr Assibey-Yeboah, Chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament, as bad examples for the country’s parliamentary governance. “We can’t go on like this”.
“Building the capacity of a Member of Parliament is not a four-year matter; it is not even an eight-year matter. The axiom is that in parliament, the longer a person stays the better he becomes.”
Sixty-five aspirants were protected by the party from other contestants.
This move by the Party has been met with a lot of criticisms from the public. A section of the public are of the view that, the move by the Party to shield some aspirants does not help in consensus building.
Source: Nana Kwame/Smartandstuck.com