Make decisions based on issues of growth and development- Speaker of Parliament
Jan. 13, 2020
The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye, says he is putting plans in place to begin recording the voting patterns of members of Parliament to ensure that Ghana’s politics become issue-based and bring more development in the Country.
Speaking to GBC-Obonu News on Ghana’s politics in the fourth Republic and development, Professor Mike Oquaye said politics in Ghana has witnessed a lot of transformation since 1992 when the fourth republic took off and the current generation has a duty to sustain the democratic credentials and make it better for the future.
“Following the democratic transition in 1992, Ghana has made significant efforts to promote a liberal democratic cultural system of governance. The nation’s democracy has been vibrant over the years and elections have been vigorously contested between the two major political parties, the NPP and the NDC. During elections, the various political parties promise what they are able to do if elected. Some discourse in the media during election years has also been that of insults and mudslinging.”
“As Ghana prepares to go to the polls in December this year, political parties and their followers are expected to raise issues that will bring development and sustain the gains made in the Country’s democracy.”
The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, has asked the electorate to make decisions based on issues of development, growth and the well-being of the people.
On Parliament, the Speaker said he is working on plans to record voting patterns of MPs to know what they support. Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye said the media has a role to play in promoting issue-based campaigns in the election.
“The nature of Ghana’s political landscape is particularly important in shaping the Country’s policy decision and the electorate will be looking out for substantive issue-based campaigning in the coming elections.”
Story filed by Edith Atiaka-Eshun.