Op-ed: In order to address inefficiency, Ghana needs to change electoral system or reduce number of legislators
By 11 August 2020
Parliament of Ghana (photo credit: World Bank Photo Collection/flickr)
I have heard Ghanaians complain, sometimes bitterly, about their MPs. [ . . . ] Under the existing constitutional framework Ghana definitely need MPs. In fact, without MPs and Parliament to partner the Executive and the Judiciary our present democratic arrangement would be considered incomplete. But the big question is whether Ghana needs 275 MPs to pursue its democratic agenda? The Constitution says we should not have less than one hundred and forty (140) MPs but unfortunately, it does not give any upper limit or ceiling to the composition of Parliament. "There shall be a Parliament of Ghana which shall consist of not less than one hundred and forty elected members" (Article 93(1).
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