Member of Parliament for Asawase in the Ashanti Region, Hon Mubarak Muntaka has observed that the country’s Parliament is very feeble.

He detailed that legislators from the government side are crippled to make their dissenting views on policies and initiatives that are introduced by government be made known publicly even when they are reluctant to do so.

This, he indicates, is a as a result of fear of being ill- treated by the governing party and the government itself.

The Minority Chief Whip said that this has brought forth the weakening of Ghana’s Parliament.

He made this comments on TV3 in an interview where he stated that “People on the government side don’t want to be seen to be opposing things that are coming from  the government even when they now, deep down their heart  that their conscience and principles don’t support it.

“Sometimes what they try to do, those who  have a little conviction, is to stay  away. But to openly  speak against it is difficult.

 This is what is contributing to the weakening of parliament and we need to be able to overcome it.”

 “I have said that that the challenges of this country,  70 per cent of them in my view is coming from a weak parliament.  You see the Congress of America, you see the Parliament in UK, something happens  and the next day  the committee is holding public hearing, they don’t even give the technocrats time, under the heat and before the public they are questioning you.

“So, when people are going to act they are careful  because they don’t want to appear before the Congress,  they don’t want to appear before a parliamentary committee.

“Do we do that here? Most of our chairpersons are from  the majority, even to call the meeting is a problem. The person doesn’t want to be seen to be  acting because this agency head is a party person.”

Source: InsiderGH.com

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