MPs are not just lawmakers, otherwise no need for MPs’ Common Fund – Ablakwa
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu has said the role of MPs goes beyond making laws. Therefore he has called on members of the legislature to be more dynamic in meeting the needs of their constituents.
Mr. Ablakwa was speaking on Class 91.3 FM’s Executive Breakfast Show on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. According to him, MPs are not just lawmakers but development agents too. He is of the opinion that the constitution of Ghana was designed in such a way that MPs are not just law makers. He said the reason for MPs common fund is development.
Mr. Ablakwa told the host of the program that, he thinks the framers of the constitution wanted MPs to take interest in development. He added that it is for the this reason why MPs have a share of the Common Fund.
Mr. Ablakwa is of the view the whole Common fund will have just been given to MMDCEs so that they will be in charge of development. Mr. Ablakwa said he uses his share largely for scholarships.
According to the law maker, any MP who is interested in the development of his constituency will lobby hard. He emphasized that by the virtue of the constitution, MPs are called upon to pay attention to developments in their constituencies.
The MP for North Tongu, reiterated that constituents want MPs to partake in the development of their welfare.
Born on August 11, 1980, Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa is the Member of Parliament for the North Tongu. He served as the deputy minister of state under both John Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama.
Ablakwa entered politics at an early age of 28 when he contested for the parliamentary elections. He contested on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress and won the seat.
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