Knee-jerk approach in providing MPs security worrying – Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu

Minister-designate for Parliamentary Affairs Osei Kyei Mensah has said that the leadership of Parliament is working to ensure top notch security for lawmakers in Ghana.

He described an attempt to provide Members of Parliament security during last year, as a knee-jerk approach.

Speaking during his vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Friday February 12, the Majority Leader who is also the lawmaker for Suame said “The provision of security for Members of Parliament in the face of what happened in the previous administration [was ongoing]. Just before we conducted the elections there was this knee-jerk approach to provide us with some security

“It is something that I have been discussing for a very long time we need to pursue it to secure for ourselves personal security.”

Meanwhile Asawase lawmaker Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak has noted that although Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu is knowledgeable in parliamentary affairs, he lacks to the ability to unite people.

He has therefore, ask him to work on that difficulty he has and carry all the MPs along in order for the legislature to work effectively.

Speaking during the vetting of Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu on Friday February 12, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak said “When it comes to hard work in this house, I believe even his enemy will stand up for him, he is very hardworking.

“When it comes to knowledge of what we want to do, equally, many will agree with me that he is very knowledgeable but when it comes to carrying all of us along that is where he has some difficulties.”

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He added : “I have heard him say that he has been a more consultative leader than any other leader in this house. Unfortunately, I disagree.

“When you come and tell me you want to do this so I am showing it to you, I don’t think that is consulting, that is informing because you have made your mind and you won’t change it.

“I think this is one of the difficulties he has and the kind of parliament we now have it is my hope he will find a way to be able to manage this other part.

“I didn’t expect him to be an angel yet if he is able to manage kit and carry all of us along I am sure we will be able to do a lot of work to make this parliament unique and be able to deliver our mandate to the admiration of all Ghanaians.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana