- Trying to represent one's constituency, is unarguably one of the hardest phases of Ghanaian politics
- The drive to do that and finally securing the seat comes with its own expenses
- Former deputy Communications Minister, Felix Ofosu Kwakye has said it is very expensive to contest for Parliament
Former deputy Communications minister under the erstwhile Mahama administration, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, has said that trying to secure a slot in Parliament comes at it's own cost.
According to him, politicians willing to join Parliament would need a lot of money to push them into getting elected as their constituency's representative.
Speaking on the State of Affairs on GHOne TV, the former minister opened up about how expensive it is to contest a seat in Ghana.
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“I can assure you that contesting for Parliament is not cheap; anybody who tells you that it is a cheap endeavor will not be telling you the truth.it’s quite expensive that is a conversation we can have another day in terms of its sustainability or desirability going forward,” he said in response to a question thrown at him.
Kwakye Ofosu is however hoping to annex the Abura Asebu Kwamankese seat as he would be contesting for the primaries of the National Democratic Congress.
He made the decision after some chiefs and elders in the area called on him to do so, according to him.
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In other news, as the NDC party fervently prepares to undertake their parliamentary primaries on Saturday, August 24, 2019, a few instructions or rules have been rolled out to ensure a smooth primaries.
Agents of the various parliamentary aspirants who would be loitering around the polling centers have been cautioned not to be seen carrying their mobile phones near booths at the centers.
Issuing the warning, the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said voters would also not be allowed to carry phones when going to vote.
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