Parliament's Majority Leader, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu, has urged parliament to set a minimum entry requirement for incoming parliamentarians with regards to education or English proficiency.
Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu is of the opinion that the parliament's current "carte blanche" entry requirements for new parliamentarians has lowered the quality of debates in the House.According to the Suame Member of Parliament (MP), the minimum requirement for parliamentarians should be a degree, or a certain level of English proficiency.
Speaking to Kwame Adinkrah, host of host of Abusua Nkommo, the Suame legislator expressed that the work that goes on in parliament is of a delicate nature and therefore requires a higher intellect.
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“I think there should be a minimum qualification to enter parliament. The situation where everybody just enters is not too helpful. Parliamentary work is a serious business.
“Let’s start with a minimum First Degree irrespective of your background.
“It shouldn’t be that because one is popular in his area then he gets the opportunity to come to the House… that is why you see people getting into the house and then they start schooling,” he stated.
Hon. Bonsu's comments come in the wake of MP for Akwatia Constituency, Madam Ama Sey's revelation that she's striving to improve her English proficiency. This is following public criticism of how the MP read of President Akufo-Addo's independence Day speech.
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