Speaker of Parliament calls for reform to limit number of MP’s appointed as Ministers of State

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has cautioned President Akufo-Addo against appointing too many Members of Parliament as Ministers of State.

Mr Bagbin while delivering a speech at the first business sitting of the 8th Parliament said the situation distracts the MPs from parliamentary business.

He said scholars and students of governance have observed and noted that over the appointment of MPs as Ministers of State has affected adversely the ability of Parliament and of MPs to carry out faithfully their representative, oversight, deliberative, and legislative roles.

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