They are always bold enough to call themselves honorable Members of the Parliament house, in this way, lawmakers! However, they come up short on the capacity and capacity to comprehend the processes of making laws as levelheaded and educated people.
Representing you constituency as an MP in the Parliament and involving yourself in law making for the the entire nation in the right direction of the citizens so that , it will ensure comfortability of Ghanaians. One ought not be jumpy, unreasonable, selfish and consistently ready to engage in pugilism when their views expressed or doted on are not agreed by others, especially those on the other side of the political divide.
However, in Ghana under the eighth parliament of the fourth republic, the floor of parliament has turned into a boxing ring, continually featuring chatty, unintelligent, selfish and country wreaking bundle of fortunate to-become-parliamentarians, accordingly, oddballs, heaving and puffing, beating the conflict drums.
Following what might be a malevolent ploy by Speaker Alban Bagbin to consistently spearhead the cause of NDC, his adored ideological group since its arrangement, the eighth parliament of the fourth republic has been experiencing the tossing of blows among the parliamentarians for all dumb reasons unbefitting of people gladly addressing themselves as honorable.
Is it an honorable feat to engage in fisticuffs to address a pressing public issue needing the certification of parliamentarians where strategy, intellectual debate and professionalism might have resolved their differences to culminate in the desired result?
The Speaker, to deliberately shift the debate for the NDC parliamentarians who are remotely being controlled like puppets by their political leadership to reject the electronic exchange levy (e-levy), has viewed what he perceives as blameless refuge in slipping away parliament when it comes to deciding on that issue. Without his presence, his deputy who comes from the NPP side in parliament is obliged to deputize for him. This comes at an expense for the deputy with the chance of losing his democratic right.
Assuming they think that it is hard to exercise their cerebrums to settle on something worth agreeing on the e-levy yet will decide to battle because they see themselves as beasts in the jungle where it is erroneously believed to be “natural selection” however “the endurance of the creature that adjusts most to its environment”, let them continue.
The hung parliament isn’t meant to be exploited by the NDC to weaken the government by preventing it from raising internally-generated income to complete the development of the country for the collective benefit of one and all.
The government on many events, or is continually, being accused by the visionless NDC of acquiring an excess of money to the reason behind negating as well as, making its agenda of “Ghana beyond help” a fool. They accuse the government of having borrowed an excessive amount of money to have incurred a debt to the country that surpasses the all out combined debts of every one of his predecessors, from the late President Dr Kwame Nkrumah through to former President Mahama’s.
These same NDC MPs, lawmakers and their sympathizers are bent on preventing the government from raising internally-generated income through taxes of which the e-levy is one. Are they not simply being malevolent, egalitarian and ludicrous?
If they somehow managed to love the people of Ghana and believe in the nation’s development, they would suggest alternative methods of fund-raising internally however not simply say, you can’t raise money by either means because Ghanaians are suffering, without really suggesting or offering other viable choices.
Let it be known to the parliamentarians that parliament isn’t for numb-skulls and pugilists however serious people intent on making laws that foreshadow well for the safety, security and prosperity of the country and the people therein.
Going forward, I want to let the Speaker to understand that the development of the nation must be his first priority so he can’t be the reason why the country will be stacked in terms of development. Assuming that his attitudes of leaving parliament when the crunch comes to vote on the e-levy agree with him, they aren’t with numerous a politically shrewd Ghanaian. They are simply malevolent to numerous a discerning Ghanaian.