Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister for Communications and Digitalisation and Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, has encouraged Ghanaians to seriously consider keeping experienced Members of Parliament during the next New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries and general elections.
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful noted the possible issues that the future government in Parliament may face as a result of the resignations of a large number of experienced MPs from both political parties. She emphasized the critical role veteran lawmakers play in training and mentoring rookie legislators.
According to Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, seasoned MPs’ expertise must be transferred in order for the legislative body to function effectively.
“Next Parliament will suffer. The majority of the MPs bowing out are very experienced.”
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, building on her personal experience, mentioned OB Amoah as an example of how experienced Members of Parliament help their colleagues grow. She notably emphasized how OB Amoah guided and mentored her when she first entered office.
By giving this example, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful emphasizes the critical role that experienced MPs play in guiding and supporting novices as they negotiate the complexity of parliamentary duties.
She underlined the hard nature of parliamentary work, as well as the significance of prioritizing new MPs’ education to enable successful involvement in legislative processes.
“So we, the experienced ones who have decided to continue the race, I’ll urge the delegates to consider that and retain us.”
The Ablekuma West MP made the statements during an interview with Accra-based UTV.