The care of Parliament has stressed a need for a citizenry to rise in-depth believe of their legislative functions.
‘In many cases, Members of Parliament (MPs) have been unnecessarily misunderstood and pounded for not championing a means of socio-economic growth in their constituencies,’ Mr. Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, a Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, noted.
Addressing a ‘Parliamentary Constituency Forum’ during Asante-Bekwai, in a Ashanti Region, he pronounced a rate of ‘ignorance’ about a core functions of parliamentarians among a normal Ghanaian was worrying.
‘The august residence has over a years mislaid some really gifted and associating personalities as their voters perturb for their dismissal for not spearheading growth of their areas. This is unfortunate,’ he lamented.
It was opposite this credentials that a august residence was operative with a National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) to foster open bargain of a duties and responsibilities of parliamentarians.
The programme was put together by a Public Affairs Unit of Parliament to emanate a height for a people to rivet their representatives, as good as a care in sequence to foster inhabitant growth issues.
It fell in line with a persisting overdo programme of a Unit designed to concede for participatory democracy and order of law.
The programme had in assemblage a infancy and minority leadership, normal authorities, polite multitude organizations, and a cross-section of a public.
Topics discussed encompassed a legislative, informational and financial control functions of parliament, Directive Principles of State Policy, functions of a Public Accounts Committee, as good as duties of a several caucuses in Parliament.
Mr. Mensah-Bonsu settled that Parliamentarians would continue to build accord on issues that influenced a seductiveness of a people.
He suggested Ghanaians to be law-abiding in a liberate of their duties given no suggestive growth could take place in a pell-mell environment.