Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, set a record after he rode a bicycle to Parliament on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to protest the high cost of fuel and the economic conditions under the Akufo-Addo administration.
The legislator backed his promise to ride the bicycle to work and actually made good on his word when he was spotted in photos going to work on the bicycle as promised.
The Kumbungu MP said his decision was to protest the recent spikes in fuel prices under the current administration and was also going to help him stay fit.
He also stated that the action was going to go a long way to preserve the environment.
Ras Mubarak revealed his plans to do a 17-kilometer bike ride in protest of the hardships Ghanaians were facing.
The MP indicated that he had not relented in the criticism of government’s handling of affairs and indicated that it was time for a different manifestation of people’s frustrations.
“Fuel prices keep going up. Prices of commodities keep going up and there seems to be no end in sight in respect of the suffering that ordinary Ghanaians who do not have free fuel and free vehicles maintained by the state,” Mr. Mubarak is noted to have said.
Ras Mubarak took to Facebook to announce his decision. His post read, "Doing a 17km bicycle ride to Parliament from tomorrow as a way of highlighting the increasing cost of fuel and harsh economy under the NPP gov't. Life is tough for ordinary Ghanaians."
However, social media users who saw the legislator's feat took Facebook to express their opinions on the matter.
Jorge was impressed by the decision of the Member of parliament.
Inass recounted how his own father kept fit by riding a bicycle and was still strong at the age of 70.
Albert lauded the MP for engaging in such an exercise and urged others to even join him.
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Michael said he had been riding a bicycle for years now and he had seen a marked improvement in many aspects of his life. He also recounted how the bicycle ride was not a strange thing to MPs in Holland.
Joel, however, lambasted the legislator for not doing same when his party was in power.
Nana lauded the move and called on all MPs to do same to improve their health.
Florence indicated that V8 vehicles were costing the nation a lot in terms of fuel and encouraged legislators to adopt the bike riding gesture to save the country money.
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Source: Yen Newspaper