Article 67 of Ghana’s Constitution, requires the President of the Republic of Ghana to deliver to Parliament a message on the State of the Nation. And this formal procedure is held at the beginning of each session of Parliament.
But the repeated tumultuous exchanges that have steadily crept into the proceedings between members of the house whilst the president is delivering his address, is what Sam Pee Yalley finds nauseating.
Speaking on UTV’s new morning show dubbed Adekyee Nsroma, the Public Interest Lawyer likened the unhealthy relationship that develops between parliamentarians moments after the president’s address to that of the fierce rivalry between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Ashanti Kotoko.
“Anytime the president mounts the stage to give his address, take a good look at our parliamentarians. The occasion always end up like watching Accra Hearts of Oak take on Kumasi Ashanti Kotoko. Most of our parliamentarians don’t listen to what the president has to say. They would only be looking forward to walking out of the auditorium to grant interviews to journalists”, he said.