Majority Leader in Ghana’s Parliament, Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has schooled the Communications Director of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr. Sammy Gyamfi on what he describes as “Sammy Gyamfi’s lack of knowledge on the role of the Member of Parliament in Ghana”.
Speaking in an interview with Kwame Nkrumah Tikesie on Accra-based Okay FM, few minutes ago, Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu dispelled the notion among most Ghanaians suggesting Members of Parliament are pillars of development in their various constituencies.
He stated that, the duty of the Member of Parliament in Ghana does not include construction of roads, for example.
The National Democratic Congress’ Communications Director, Sammy Gyamfi in a press conference yesterday, attributed the loss of some forty (40) Members of Parliament to their abysmal performance in their constituencies in terms of development.
He further indicated that, the numerous promises made by these Members of Parliament and the government have not been fulfilled, and this has angered delegates of the New Patriotic Party, who voted against these Members of Parliament.
In quick response, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister indicated that, it is unfortunate a communication director of the main opposition party, the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi has no knowledge about the responsibilities of a Member of Parliament.
He described Sammy Gyamfi as a disaster to the NDC for holding such thoughts. According to him, Members of Parliament are voted into the legislative house to make laws, and it is funny when a Member of Parliament is voted out because he is not regularly present at his constituency.
“It is sad a whole communications director of a political party like the NDC does not know the work of a Member of Parliament, for him to have pointed out those explanations and attributed them to be reasons a Member of Parliament lost his seat is unfortunate.
“For the records, a Member of Parliament has to be in Parliament to make laws. That is the main reason why they are voted to Parliament,” he noted.