Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has advised Ghanaian electorates to allow Members of Parliament to gain adequate experience in the workings of the House instead of voting them out every four years.
Speaking at this year’s Commonwealth Parliamentary Association workshop, the Speaker explained that frequent change of legislators makes them unable to contribute substantially to the development of their respective constituencies.
Mr. Alban Bagbin, therefore, entreated electorates to allow their representatives enough time in office to foster consistent growth in their constituencies.
“In this game, monkeys play by sizes. It is good and proper to allow elected Members of Parliament to mature in Parliament. You can’t keep changing your members of Parliament like shirts and expect to reap good dividends.”
“You must give them the time to grow to be able to produce the dividends that you want,” the Speaker urged.