General News of Saturday, 10 November 2018
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak has told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that his bicycle ride has ‘energized’ him.
While it was meant to be a protest against high cost of fuel, many say the Kunbumgu MP was just being an opportunist who after months of enjoying V8 rides intends to burn fat by riding a bicycle.
On Tuesday, true to his word, the loudmouthed NDC MP rode a bicycle to Parliament House to register his protest against the unbearable living conditions in the country.
The legislator rode on a 17-kilometer road from his residence in Accra to Parliament.
Mr Mubarak said he intends to do it often, telling BBC “right now I feel energized!”
He mentioned increasing cost of fuel which had increased the costs of goods and services and laying of workers as some of the sufferings that people were experiencing.
Mr Mubarak after promising to ride back home, however, hailed an Uber, sighting the changes in the weather.
Mr Mubarak said some of his colleagues had indicated that they would also follow the example to also ride bicycles to Parliament.
He urged other politicians to also join the campaign of riding bicycles to Parliament, and asked the government to be listen to the cries of the people.