According to Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, his days as a spare parts dealer earned him more money than the time he spent being a Member of Parliament.
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The Parliamentary Affairs minister designate was speaking in reply to a question posed to him before Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Monday.
Osei Kyei revealed that he earned more as a spare parts dealer than he is currently earning as a Majority Leader and legislator of Ghana’s Parliament.
The Suame Member of Parliament (MP) said he had dealt in spare parts while staying briefly in Zimbabwe.
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The revelation by Osei Kyei took some Ghanaians on social media by surprise.
One particular person suggested that the MP for Suame should forfeit his current position and return to the spare parts business.
Another user on Twitter noted how the country should make ministers have full disclosure of activity before agreeing on anything.
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Mr Kyei Mensah Bonsu who is one of the veteran MPs in the seventh Parliament said he would use his position as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, if approved to "deepen the responsiveness of our Parliament."