- Alban Bagbin has underscored the need for a law to ensure complete transparency in funding political activities
- Bagbin said it would also help potential officeholders to be accountable in their dealings
- He further explained that this would stop rich people from capturing the positions in political parties for their parochial interests
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The second deputy speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has underscored the need for a law to ensure complete transparency in funding political activities.
According to him, all political office holders, from the president to assemblymen, have the civic responsibility to disclose the source of their campaign funds and how they spend them.
Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express programme, Bagbin said the cost of running political parties and the cost of doing politics needs to be reduced.
He added it would also help candidates to be accountable before they take office and also help check opulence at campaigns.
He further explained that this would stop rich people from capturing the positions in political parties for their parochial interest.
He argued that, like some of the developed democracies, Ghana should allocate some money to the funding of political parties because the “state has an interest” in their activities.
After this is done, Bagbin said the manifesto of political parties must be regulated to sync with the national agenda.
In other news, former president John Dramani Mahama says he is the reason why Ghana’s economy is considered as fast growing in the world.
According to the NDC flag bearer, the Akufo-Addo administration is only reaping from his government’s “hard work”.
Addressing NDC party members in the UK, Mahama said the growth achievement which is being "trumpeted" by the Akufo-Addo government, came about as a result of his administration's sterling performance in office before the current government took over.
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