- Ghana's parliament is very weak
- According to the minority chief whip, Ghana's parliament is below standard
Minority Chief Whip Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak has labelled Ghana's weak, following what he describes as a preference for partisanship rather than nationalism by legislators.
In his view, Ghana's parliament does not meet the international standard because the country's democracy appears to be focused on just elections, calling for a more nationalist approach to issues by the House.
Muntaka Mubarak was hosted on the StarrChat Show hosted by Bola Ray on Wednesday, July 12, and he lamented the direction that Ghana's democracy was heading.
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He intimated that "there is too much partisanship in parliament" adding that “we have a huge responsibility as a country to be able to grow our democracy beyond elections.”
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawase in the Ashanti Region further highlighted the need for a change of direction.
According to him, corruption and the emergence of weak institutions are all as a result of a weak parliament.
“If we don’t [change the current situation] we risk having a democracy that will be useless. Because believe me, all the issues that we are talking about that our institutions are weak, there is corruption, there is this, there is that – it is because parliament is weak."
The former Minister of Youth and Sports also stressed on the politicisation of matters by members of the House, warning that Ghana's democracy may become useless if that attitude is not changed.
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