A former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kumbungu Constituency, Ras Mubarak, is calling for the enactment of legislation on party campaign financing, which will guide political parties’ expenditure during electoral periods..
GH¢2 million is a lot of money, but people are paying GH¢2 million just to win parliamentary primaries, and that is why when a lot of people get to Parliament, they are not serious.
I don’t know if you have observed proceedings of Parliament when bills are being passed into law.”.
“You get people who don’t contribute to anything in committee, they only come and sign their names and take committee allowances
They don’t contribute, they come and sit in committee meetings and they won’t talk, they will come to plenary, and they won’t talk for four years
“Look at the 7th Parliament, the kind of people who lost their primaries
I mean these are fine brains, go to Parliament, read the Hansard and see the contributions they made,” Ras Mubarak argued.