A member of the minority caucus in Ghana’s Parliament, Ras Mubarak, on Tuesday rode a bicycle to the House as a means of transport.
The MP for Kumbungu on Monday raised concerns over the current economic hardship in the country and threaten to ride a bicycle on a 17km journey from his residence in Ashaley Botwe to the Parliament of Ghana.
According to Ras Mubarak the decision to ride a bicycle from his home to Parliament to protest the hikes in fuel prices as well as the current economic hardship.
“This is a way of sending a signal to government to highlight the plight of the voiceless Ghanaians who are unable to express their frustrations either because they have had to go to work or engage in other activity or the other. As a representative of the people aside legislation, we need to be seen to be voicing out issues that affect the ordinary Ghanaian and for me it is a way to generate attention not to myself but to rise in the cost of living in the country,” he told journalists.
He also hinted that very soon his colleagues on the minority will all ride bicycles to work in protest of the hardship under the Akufo-Addo administration.
But in a swift reaction to the action of the Kumbungu MP, Joseph Bipoba Naa, who is also a member of the NDC caucus said his colleague only wants cheap popularity.
Mr. Bipoba Naa said he finds it difficult to believe Ras Mubarak who owns a V8 Toyota Landcruiser will complain of finding it very difficult to buy fuel and suddenly decide to embark on a 17km journey from his house to the lawmaking house.
He noted that President Akufo-Addo has no control over fuel prices.
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