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General News of Thursday, 22 December 2016

Source: Ghanaweb/GHOne TV

Monetization of politics affecting quality of MPs - Kyei Mensah

Minority leader in parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has underrated the performance of the current parliament, cautioning, the trend is dangerous for the country’s democracy.

The Minority Leader, bemoaned the low quality of debates in the house in the last four years, blaming it on over monetization of processes leading to the election of MPs.

“…The quality has gone down a notch and no thanks to the processes of selecting parliamentary candidates by the various political parties including my own party. I think increasingly the process is becoming too monetized and we need to do serious introspection to stop that.”

He says for parliament to effectively serve its purpose, the two major parties in the country need to stop the increasing monetization of parliamentary contest and ‘concentrate on quality, no quantity’.