The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has exposed the weaknesses of Ghana's democracy within the context of a hung parlia
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has exposed the weaknesses of Ghana’s democracy within the context of a hung parliament.
According to him, the current Ghana’s hung parliament has been a failure in terms of deliverance.
“The view is out there about the hung parliament. I also, like many Ghanaians, had high expectations with the very competitive numbers, but I think that the hung parliament has rather exposed the ills of our democracy,” he observed.
“An instance happened in court yesterday. The first deputy speaker is in the chair, and he notices that the budget for the finance ministry will not be approved because the minority side had it.
Our side was more than our colleagues in the majority. Then he immediately suspended sitting and as we were on suspension, the house was quickly reconvened and they, seeing that a lot of our colleagues had not returned, asked that we commence business.
The house was suspended for an hour and just after 30 mins the speaker arrived and reconvened the house. Despite the atrocities we raised about the finance ministry’s budget, it was approved,” Hon. Ablakwa pointed out on Metro TV.