Rev. Christian Kwabena Andrews, presidential candidate of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM), has stated that Ghana’s current number of parliamentarians is excessive.
The man of God says we need to revise our constitution to reduce resource waste.
He believes we need to get to the point where MPs who are lawyers, doctors, and other professionals can work and still come to Parliament when necessary.
He claims that the current state of our constitution makes it much easier for our leaders to steal from Ghanaians.
Rev. Andrews suggested that parliamentarians should only be allowed to attend periodic sittings and return to work as lecturers, farmers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, or other suitable jobs.
He promised to introduce a new parliamentary system in which our MPs will not be on payroll all year and will only take allowances when they sit on Rainbow Radio 92.4Fm.
Parliamentarians must work. If we have farmers as MPs, they should return to their farms and work, only coming to the House when there is a sitting.”
He also proposed that MPs be elected on a regional basis, with only 16 regional MPs.
He told Dr Ren, the host of Drive Talk, that we need people who understand people’s concerns and represent their interests.
Under his leadership, there would be no need to appoint regional ministers as the 16 MPs would serve as regional ministers.