General News of Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Kumbungu MP Ras Mubarak, on Tuesday, 6 November embarked on a 17-km bicycle ride to parliament in protest to the high cost of living in the country.
The MP, who said his action is intended to draw the government’s attention to the plight of a great number of people in the country, also revealed that colleague MPs for Ho West, Emmanuel Bedzrah; and Builsa South, Dr Clement Apaak, are planning to join in the bike-riding protest.
The MP stated: “Riding a bicycle for 17km to parliament is to highlight the concerns of many Ghanaians who have had to complain about the rising cost of living in the country, who are struggling to make ends meet. And what we’re experiencing is far from what this administration promised the good people of Ghana. They promised us heaven on earth. Indeed, the president himself has admitted that times are hard, we expect that he will apologise to the good people of Ghana for taking us on a ride that has not seen the realisation of their pre-election promises.
“People are losing jobs and you can’t say that anyone who’s championing their cause is being a populist. As a representative of a people, if I can’t do something to highlight, to articulate, to showcase, to demonstrate that, indeed, I am representing people, then I have no business being in public service.”