- Assin North MP, Kennedy Agyapong, says Members of Parliament (MPs) are not rich as expected
- He says the only thing he is benefitting from as an MP is the title ‘Honourable’
- Kenedy Agyapong also urged colleague MPs to live within their means
Contrary to speculations and high expectations that Members of Parliament are rich people, maverick politician, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong has refuted that perception.
The controversial MP said their pockets are rather empty most of time.
He made these revelations when he appeared as guest on GHONE’s State of Affairs show, hosted by respected media personality, Nana Aba Anamoah.
According to Hon. Agyapong, being a Member of Parliament is not an easy thing, given the enormous tasks and responsibilities an MP is loaded down with.
He added that since becoming an MP, the only thing he has enjoyed or benefitted is the title that comes with that privilege “Honourable”.
“Parliamentary job is not as easy as people may think it is.”
“At the end of the day the pocket ends up empty; probably the only thing a MP enjoys is the honourable title, that’s all,” the Assin North NPP MP said.
He was also not happy with the fact that other arms of government enjoy special benefits which the legislature does not enjoy.
While all government agencies, departments, the executive and judiciary are all given free cars to use, MPs pay from our salary, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong lamented
“They are also assigned bodyguards but we do not have that,” Hon. Agyapong added.
He further advised his colleagues to ensure that they live normal lifestyle and stay within their means and be committed to serving their constituents.
“When you come to my house at Assin Foso, we keep normal foodstuff like koobi, kako, sardine, corned beef and that’s what I eat every day.”
“My fellow MPs can learn from me so they can avoid the pressures that come with living above your means,” he said.
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