Ghana’s parliamentary democracy desires comprehensive overhaul – Governance Pro

Ghana’s parliamentary democracy desires comprehensive overhaul – Governance Pro


Dr. Eric Oduro-Osae

The Dean of Graduate Experiments at the Institute of Regional Government Experiments, Dr. Eric Oduro-Osae is proposing outright changes to the technique in which parliamentarians place the interests of political parties ahead of the desires of their constituents.

“The constituents must influence their decisions, not the political parties,” Dr. Oduro-Osae insisted although commenting on News File on Pleasure FM Saturday, on Tuesdays’ walk out staged by the minority customers over a movement filed by a member of the the vast majority, searching for reversal of the AMERI offer.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentarians abandoned their seats in protest over the final decision by Speaker, Prof. Mike Aaron Oquaye, not to allow for a discussion over the movement filed by MP for Adansi Asokwa, Kwabena Tahir Hammond.

But in the viewpoint of Dr. Oduro-Osae: “This matter really should not have appear into public area.”

He claimed the development was a distinct manifestation that the MPs ended up “looking at the political element of the AMERI offer in its place of the substance”.

“It definitely really should not have warranted the mere verbal assaults that emerged from the system.

“In our entire parliamentary democracy we need a comprehensive overhaul,” the Governance Pro managed, as he proposed Parliament consider instituting a technique that offers the minority the prospect to converse their concerns with out essentially staging a walkout.

According to him: “the Parliamentarians seem to be to be representing their political the parties than the people today they are representing …The constituents must influence their decisions, not the political parties”.

Meanwhile, Law lecturer, Yaw Oppong nonetheless, faulted both parties with their method to the problem. 

While supporting the position of the minority that it is uncommon to search for reversal of the final decision by the prior parliament, it was equally erroneous for the minority to launch verbal assaults on the Speaker over his final decision not to allow for a discussion on the movement.

He claimed the Speaker should to be revered simply because he has the duty “to establish which movement is introduced just before parliament”. 

He suggested the establishment of a lawful unit for Parliament to establish the status of motions just before they are despatched to the floor of the Household.

“We need to even know irrespective of whether what Mr. K.T attempted to do was for termination of the agreement or was it for fraud.

“If it is about termination then the govt can terminate it but if it is about fraud then it is the courts that can establish that,” he suggested.



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