A member of the legal team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Gordon Edudzi Tameklo, has asked the Minority in Parliament to take up the post-election survey conducted by the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and take the discussions a bit higher.
Mr Tameklo said on the Key Points on TV3/3FM Saturday September 4 with host Dzifa Bampoh that Ghanaians expect the Minority to sustain the discussion on this report especially one on corruption because the Majority will not do that.
“This report shows that Ghanaians expect the minority political group to hold the Akufo-Addo Bawumia government
‘If government sends the mid-year budget to parliament and say that we have spent 100million dollars in buying sanitizers , veronica bucket and nose mask for secondary schools Ghanaians expect of the minority to take that figure on its face value, they may require further probe
“I am very confident that the leadership of the Minority group will take this survey report particularly on the role parliament is supposed to play because often times it is difficult for political parties associated with the executive to hold itself accountable.”
A survey conducted by the CDD-Ghana has said in general, a significant minority of Ghanaian are optimistic that in the next four years, the Akufo-Addo NPP-led government will perform “much better or better” in addressing public/social service delivery. But are less optimistic about government’s ability to reduce crime.
The survey added that Ghanaians are also less optimistic about government’s ability to fight corruption, and ability to promote collaboration between the ruling and opposition parties.
It further revealed why the New Patriotic Party (NPP) lost several seats in the parliamentary elections to the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
It said attributed this to nonperformance of MPs in the 7th parliament and also a bad campaign leading to the reduction in their number.
“Our respondents attribute the loss of seats by the NPP as a result of the NPPs MPs non-performance, the NPP’s bad campaign and the non-performance of their candidates.
“Our respondents attribute the gains the NDC made in the parliamentary elections as to the NPPs MPs non-performance, the NDC’s campaign and the performance of their candidates, and a way of punishing the NPP for nonperformance,” the survey said.
Prior to the elections last year, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had 106 seats in Parliament as against the 169 of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)
After the elections, both parties secure 137-137 seats each with one independent lawmaker.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana