Ghana Politics

“It is not mandatory for MPs to build roads ,we can only facilitate – Majority leader

The Member of Parliament for Suame, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has said that he never pledged his constituents during campaign epoch that he would build roads and again embark on massive development projects in the Constituency.

He stressed that it is not the duty of a legislator to provide necessary development projects in the constituency.

To add more, he indicated ,an MP can only facilitate that development by lobbying but not to provide them directly.

Asked why lawmakers keep promising their constituencies to construct roads when they know that is not their function of a legislators, while speaking on the New Day show with Berla Mundi on TV3 Wednesday August 10, the Majority Leader in Parliament loaded the blame on others for doing that and not him.

“I have never done that,” he told Berla.

“It is because of the general approach especially with those of them who want to succeed in becoming Members of Parliament, they will go and tell people that ‘have you seen your MP, he has been there for two terms, he has not been able to facilitate any development project and so vote me in and I will do this, I will do that.’ It is not your job.”

Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu was hooted at and pelted with sachet water by some artisans over failed promises to reconstruct the roads in his constituency.

The residents had earlier warned that they were going to demonstrate against the government and the lawmaker over poor roads.

By Lawrence Odoom! statenewsghana

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