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The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has said the trend where experienced Members of Parliament (MPs), especially on the side of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), are voted against by their delegates in the party’s internal elections thereby allowing novices to enter Parliament, is affecting the quality of debate on the floor of the House.
According to him, debates in Parliament on the side of the NPP have been left on the shoulders of a few MPs due to the inability of the other MPs to make contributions on the floor.
Speaking during the NPP’s delegate’s conference in Cape Coast on Saturday, August 26, Mr Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, who is also the MP for Suame, said: “Generally speaking, the party is left poorer as a result of high attrition rate. Let us reflect… Are we building the party or bringing the party down?
“My humble appeal to all of us is that the constant peeling of Members of Parliaments is not helping to grow party in Parliament. It explains why championing the cause of the party in Parliament today is often left on the shoulders of very few Members of Parliament.
“So if you are not hearing much about your MP in Parliament, it is in part, because you are not growing the party in your constituency.
“Let us reflect critically on what to do to reposition the party in our various constituencies.”
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