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SPECIAL REPORT: The 39 MPs who never spoke in Parliament in 2019

The news portal’s crack Political Desk team has combed through 125 hansards of 2019 over a three-week project and presents its findings.

The research does not claim to be an exhaustive work on the contributions of MPs to the work of Parliament. It does not include their work at committees as that would be nigh impossible to track.

It additionally does exclude parts of the hansard that manages the adjustment of minutes since that would major on minors.

In this next cluster of research, theghanareport presents you with a rundown of 39 MPs who never talked on the floor of the House in 2019, as indicated by the hansard.

Of the 39 MPs, 31 are with the overseeing New Patriotic Party (NPP). Out of the 36, female MPs in Parliament, five of them made the notorious rundown, having never spoken during the year under survey.

Somewhere in the range of 23 first-term MPs additionally didn’t talk on the floor while two notwithstanding being in their fourth term in parliament didn’t express a word during procedures.

In any event five names on this rundown are pastors or agent priests – including delegate serve for Roads and Highways Anthony Karbo and as of late advanced a Minister of State at the Ministry for the Interior, Byran Acheampong

Their names bring up issues about Ghana’s political framework which permits a lion’s share of clergymen to be selected from parliament. The training keeps on subverting crafted by parliament and the viability of MPs who get the official gesture.

This is anyway not prone to stress MPs the same number of enter parliament with an eye for clerical arrangements which accompanies enormous spending controls and individual advantages.

A position that comes with far greater political clout than an MP.

Upper Denkyira East, NPP NPP M 4 Amoako, Nana
Akrofruom, NPP NPP M 4 Appiah-Pinkrah, Kwabena
Jaman South, NPP NPP M 3 Afful, Yaw
Berekum West, NPP NPP M 3 Boateng, Kwaku Agyenim
Bibiani-Anwiaso-Bekwai, NPP NPP M 2 Aboagye, Gyedu Kingsley
Abetifi, NPP NPP M 2 Acheampong, Bryan
Ahafo Ano South West, NPP NPP M 2 Adu, Johnson Kwaku
Afigya Kwabre North, NPP NPP M 2 Amaniampong, Nana Marfo
Kumawu, NPP NPP M 2 Basoah, Philip
Tema Central, NPP NPP M 2 Brako, Kofi
Asutifi North, NPP NPP M 2 Dahah, Benhazin Joseph
Karaga, NDC NDC M 2 Dandawa, Alhassan Sualihu
Amasaman, NDC NDC M 2 Laryea, Emmanuel Nii Okai
Salaga North, NDC NDC M 2 Mumuni, Alhassan
Agona East NDC F 2 Sawyerr, Queenstar Pokuah
Ayawaso East NPP M 2 Toure, Naser Mahama
Sissala West, NPP NPP M 1 Adamah, Patrick Al-Hassan
Zebilla, NPP NPP M 1 Adongo, Frank Fuseini
Akwatia, NPP NPP M 1 Adu-Gyamfi, Mercy
Atebubu/Amantin, NPP NPP M 1 Amoakohene, Kofi
Mampong, NPP NPP M 1 Ampratwum, Sarpong Kwaku
Subin, NPP NPP M 1 Antwi, Eugene Boakye
Akuapem North, NPP NPP F 1 Asiamah Adjei, Nana Dokua
Lower West Akim, NPP NPP M 1 Baffour, Eyiah Kyei
Obuasi East, NPP NPP M 1 Boakye-Yiadom, Patrick
Asunafo North, NPP NPP M 1 Bobie, Evans Opoku
Lawra, NPP NPP M 1 Karbo, Anthony N-Yoh Abayifaa
Nkoranza South, NPP NPP M 1 Konadu-Yiadom, Charles
Agona West,NPP NPP F 1 Morrison, Cynthia Mamle
Savelugu NPP NPP M 1 Mr Muhammed Abdul-Samed Gunu
Afigya Sekyere East NDC F 1 Nkansah-Boadu, Mavis
Upper Denkyira West NPP M 1 Nsowah-Djan, Samuel
New Edubease NPP M 1 Oduro, George
Wulensi NPP M 1 Ogajah, Thomas Donkor
Afram Plains South NDC M 1 Osei, Owusu Eric
Manso Nkwanta NPP M 1 Quarm, Joseph Albert
Bortianor-Ngleshie Amanfro NPP M 1 Saad, Habiab
Upper Manya Krobo NDC M 1 Tetteh, Joseph
North Dayi NDC F 1 Tetteh, Joycelyn

Theghanareport is serialising the performance of MPs on the floor of the chamber. Watch out for the next episode on the most vocal debutants, plus research on the contributions of female MPs.




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