Member of Parliament for Effiduase-Asokore Hon. Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie has admonished various parliamentary candidates to be measurable in their promises as they campaign to win power.
Ghana goes to the polls to elect a President and Members of Parliament in December 2020. It will be the country’s eighth successive general election since the resumption of multiparty democracy in 1992.
And many candidates are promising monumental development when they win power.
But the industrious Legislature for Effiduase-Asokore has smartly wheezed message of advice to his fellow candidates not to promise ‘heaven on earth’s since that is not their core mandate.
Speaking on Opemsuo 104.7 FM morning show, Nkwantannanso, the lawmaker noted that Parliamentarians are not responsible for development.
“Members of Parliament get only 5% out of the Common Fund which of course is not enough for any Parliamentarian to use it for any developmental project.”
“Members of Parliament are not responsible for development. Presidency, Ministery and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies are responsible for the developmental projects.”
I will admonish my fellow Parliamentary candidates to be measurable in their promises because their duty is to make laws and sometimes lobby for projects. They should rather use the promises in the manifestos of their parties to campaign,” he concluded.
Source: Opemsuo.com / Sasu Danquah.