We Need Quality, Enlightened Politicians In Parliament

Majority Leader in parliament and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs is pushing for Ghana’s parliament to peg its minimum entry requirement for fresh legislators at a first degree or minimum of proficiency in English.

According to Lawrence Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu, the seemingly wholesale entry approach being practiced now affects the quality of the debate in the House.

Speaking in an interview with host of Abusua Nkommo, Kwame Adinkrah, the Suame Member of Parliament said parliamentary work is delicate and requires a higher intellect to execute effectively.

“I think there should be a minimum qualification to enter parliament. The situation where everybody just enters is not too helpful. Parliamentary work is a serious business.

“Let’s start with a minimum First Degree irrespective of your background.

“It shouldn’t be that because one is popular in his area then he gets the opportunity to come to the House… that is why you see people getting into the house and then they start schooling,” he stated.

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