The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for North Dayi Constituency, Joycelyn Tetteh, has been adjudged the ninth best MP in Ghana.
The second youngest MP is also a first-timer in Parliament. The youngest Member of Parliament is the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s Kwabre East Constituency, MP Francisca Oteng Mensah.
Joycelyn Tetteh was ranked very high by her constituents, according to the research conducted by Dr Isaac Owusu-Mensah and Mr Kaakyire Frempong of the University of Ghana Political Science department.
She told graphiconline.com that she takes the job of an MP very seriously and was constantly improving the levels of interaction and communication with her constituents.
“My constituents gave me the opportunity to serve them in Parliament and so I am committed to doing everything possible to make them satisfied with my work in Parliament,” she stated.
“Whether I am busy or not, I take constituents complaints very seriously; It is not all about money but how one relates with her constituents.”
She also added that the encouragement from the Speaker of the House, Prof Mike Ocquaye, has built her confidence.
Ms Tetteh, defeated a first-time MP, Mr George Loh, in the NDC Parliamentary primaries to become the NDC candidate for the 2016 parliamentary election.
The research also named the best 10 MPs, as well as the worst 10 MPs.
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The respondents were asked to rate the performance of their MPs so far on the scale of ‘excellent to very bad’ and less than half 45.7% were satisfied, the majority, 52.3% were dissatisfied,
“Generally, poor performance on the part of the elected induces apathy in the electorate,” the study said.
The study was conducted in the 275 constituencies by questioning 100 persons from each of the constituencies. In all, 27,500 people were interviewed for the study.
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