The 7th Parliament Is The Best In Ghana's History - Subin MP
The president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo will be sworn in on Thursday, December 7, 2020.
The Member of Parliament for Subin, Hon. Eugene Boakye Antwi says the 7th parliament of the 4th republic of Ghana is so far the best in the history of the nation.
The lawmaker in an interview with the media before the President read his final state of the nation address today stated that, in terms of hard work, performance and meticulousness, the 7th parliament stands tall among its peers, making it the best the country has had to the fact that they've passed over a hundred bills and signed another five hundred and over agreements.
"The sad bit of the life of this parliament is that most of my colleagues are leaving the house, and I will say politics is unfair," he said.
"A typical example is Okoe Boye Benard, Mark Assibey Yeboah and the rest, they've been there, they've got the experience and this is the time the party needed them but their political ambitions have been cut off prematurely and they're all out, but in terms of hard work, performance and meticulousness, I'll say this parliament is the best, "he told journalists.
He, however, was quick to add that the constitution needs tweaking to meet the demands of modern politics when asked about the performance of the house in oversight responsibilities on the executive arm of government.
"It's a good question for another day's discussion, we have to look at the whole constitution. We had a professor who became a president, Kuffour was a lawyer likewise Akuffo Addo, but no changes have been effected to the constitution and it's not for laypeople like us to do justice to the constitution. I'm sure there are some provisions in the constitution that needs tweaking to meet the demands of modern politics," he concluded.
The life of the 7th parliament will come to an end by midnight of 6th January, as new members together with old ones who retained their various seats will be ushered into the house to form the 8th parliament which will subsequently be followed by the swearing-in of the President-elect, Nana Akufo Addo to rule for another four years, after he emerged victorious in the December 7th general elections.
The declaration of president Akufo Addo was greeted with many demonstrations and protest by the main opposition party, National Democratic Congress(N.D.C) to which the flag bearer of the party, John Mahama has filed a petition at the highest court of the land(Supreme Court) to challenge the legitimacy of the president.
Richard Owusu, Obuasi correspondent