Going to Parliament the most stupid job apart from assembly man in this country, were some sections of the words of Hon. Ken Agyapong during an interview with Joy News on the Am show captioned Exclusive With Ken Agyapong.
The legislature is probably the most outspoken political personality in the Ghana who never shy away from speaking his thoughts irrespective of the content or magnitude.
During this interview, Hon. Ken stated being an MP in Ghana is the most useless job ever. His statements in the interview at the time of airing was greeted with lots of condemnation of his words on certain issues but practically he actually in a way spoke the truth especially with the job of a legislature.
Going further he explained his thoughts as to how people on a daily basis approach MPs for financial aid on several matters of which he exampled naming ceremonies amongst others.
Although we all would agree people genuinely need help but the extent to which people see MPs as a source of daily income is really bad and actually dumps the purpose of his/her election. MPs are actually not social or developmental agents as most people think but are to represent their constituencies in legislative activities.
Due to the urge for such positions, aspirants often make developmental promise just to attract people and that has been another reason for the misconceptions of what an MP is to do. Although they are allocated a portion of assembly funds and are legally allowed to lobby for developmental activities, it is not their job.
This misconceptions and actions on both sides of the MP and people is basically why the Assin Central MP described being an MP as a stupid job because basically, MPs leave their seats and duties in Parliament just to attend gatherings like outdoorings, funerals, etc just in the name of (re)securing their seats at the expense of establishing impactful legislature. This attendance comes at a financial cost to the MP and hence promoting corruption and a demand for more finance.
Personality on this note, I agree to the statement of Hon. Ken Agyapong.
Kindly share your thoughts. Thank you.
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