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Is Parliament Losing its credibility? Absent MPs are signed for by Colleagues- Hon Muntaka reveals

Minority Chief Whip and MP for Asawasi Constituency, Mohammed Muntaka says MPs are obliterating Parliament by evading their duty. 

Talking at a discussion in Parliament, he said that out of 275 MPs, just around 100 of them really appear at work while other people who are generally missing get others to sign their name for them. 

As per Mr Muntaka, the house is losing its honesty as non-attendant MPs for the most part invest their energy outside the house doing personal business. 

"Indeed, even the procedures that we have in the house led continuously division speaker, where in the event that you have a business you need to report it to the house. The speaker set a panel so you go to shield it." 

"They take a gander at the business and the work that you do. On the off chance that they are persuaded that it won't be a contention they give you an endorsement and the speaker signs it. Numerous MPs don't do it and they proceed with their business," he bemoaned. 

He clarified that these activities are for the most part because of the political decision forms where persevering administrators are removed and the individuals who evade their duties are left at post. 

"On account of the manner in which we get chose, individuals are not spurred to remain and learn and tragically the individuals who go to remain and learn are being debilitated." 

"How would you go to one primaries (referencing NPP Primaries) and lose 12 directors of advisory groups, individuals who devote time to remain in the house to help run government business." 

His remark follows concerns raised by the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu over the presence of the names of some truant Members of Parliament in the House's participation book. 

It was found on Thursday, July 2, that a few MPs who were not in the House had their names in the votes and procedures a training he was upset about. 

He required an examination concerning the issue saying "the main problem here is who has been denoting those missing present." 

Mr Muntaka said tragically a portion of his partners are not ready to experience the difficult procedure learning of lawmaking, sitting for panels and doing explore on said boards of trustees. 

JoyNews/AdomNews · Parliament losing its respectability due to missing MPs – Minority pioneer 

The Minority Chief Whip said these activities have turned the house "topsy turvy" yet obliterating it nearby its respectability worked throughout the years. 

Talking on Top Story on Joy FM he said that since they should check one another, it is monotonous to get his associates to make the best choice. 

The MP supported for a framework in the chamber that permits individuals to sign in and log out of the house. 

This, he stated, will keep individuals from getting paperwork done for different individuals when they are nowhere to be found. 

"At the point when we have a bio decimal standard for measuring that we use and consistently, subsequent to setting up a morals board of trustees, in the event that one don't have this number of hours in the month they get a reasoning in pay rates and past that abcd can occur."

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