MPs urged to attend assembly meetings
Members of the Gomoa West District Assembly have appealed to members of parliament (MPs) to attend meetings of their various metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies.
Expressing their concern about the failure of MPs to attend assembly meetings at the second ordinary meeting of the assembly at Apam on Tuesday, the members urged the MPs not to wait till election year before they identify themselves with the assemblies.
‘We expect you to come and report to us what happens in Parliament,’ the assembly members said and asked; ‘how do we hear what goes on in Parliament if you as the representatives of the people disregard us and feel the assemblies are too small for you to participate in their deliberations?’
Commenting on the feelings of the members, Mr Anthony Eyiah Quansah, Presiding Member of the assembly, said failure to attend assembly meetings by an MP did not pertain in Gomoa West alone but was becoming a canker in the assemblies nationwide.
He appealed to the Speaker of Parliament and the leadership of Parliament to take up the matter before it got out of hand.
Mr Quansah said the district assembly concept was structured along that of Parliament, therefore, it was incumbent on parliamentarians to attend assembly meetings to see whether the right thing was being done in the assemblies.
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