General News of Thursday, 10 May 2012Source: citifmonline.com The Minority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu says the absence of a comprehensive long-term National Development plan is a major contributory factor to the declining image of Ghana’s parliamentarians.
The minority leader said the incessant bickering between members of political parties on national issues presents them as a divided house.
A research conducted by the Logos-Rhema Foundation showed that majority of Ghanaians did not want anything to do with politicians.
Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu told CitiNews the institution of a National Development Plan will help change the perception of Ghanaians about their politicians.
“Every party comes into office using their manifesto as a yardstick to develop a country so when there is a change in government, the path to go then is bastardize the systems that have been put in place especially if it is a different political party,” he said.
He opined that if the long term national development plan was instituted, all political parties would engage in peaceful discourse. **