- Kennedy Agyapong has given reasons why he's frequently been absent from parliament
- He says a parliamentarians work isn't all about speaking in parliament
- He says those who expect him to be in parliament, also expect him to take care of his responsibilities to his constituents
The governing New Patriotic Party's (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Mr. Kennedy Agyapong, has given reasons as to why he's been absent in Parliament.
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According to the Assin Central Lawmaker, the main reason why he's been named in a list of absentee parliamentarians is because he spends the time trying to bring development to his constituency.
The firebrand Member of Parliament in a recent interview stated that a parliamentarian's work isn't only about speaking in parliament.
Speaking during an interview on GHOne, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong stated that those who expect him to "be in parliament 24/7", also expect him to take care of responsibilities, and wondered where he's expected to get the funds to do so.
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"Three days ago, I took a Chinese company to Ghana Water to sign MoU for Assin Fosu. …while I am doing this my colleagues were in parliament talking….so which one do you prefer... The parliamentary work is not only going to parliament and raise your hands Mr. Speaker I have a contribution to make.” Said.
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According to a report compiled by Odekro, a local civil society group, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong is one of thirty-nine Members of Parliament who managed to miss 15 or more parliamentary sittings without receiving permission from the Speaking of Parliament.
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