The Executive Director of Africa Center for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA), Dr. Rasheed Dramani has bemoaned the too much indiscipline that exists among Members of Parliament in the country.
Recently, the Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Alban Bagbin announced that some lawmakers tested positive for the deadly coronavirus but are still coming into the chamber. He sounded words of caution to them and even issued threat of exposing the identities of the MPs but that seems not to be moving the MPs concerned.
In reaction to this, Dr. Dramani said the actions of the MPs who tested positive for COVID but are still showing up in the chamber are as a result of nothing but the indiscipline that characterized some of them.
He however advocates for the notorious lawmakers who are not adhering to the Speaker’s directive to severely be punished to serve as deterrent to others.
“There is too much indiscipline whether you are talking about absenteeism to all these things happening.
We keep talking about this but until somebody is made an example and we crack the whip, I don’t think the system is going to change,” Dr. Dramani said
“Parliament should be shut down by now and I think the initiative by the Rt. Hon Speaker to do some form of rotation and some of the work done virtually is in the right direction.