Majority leader calls for set standards for election campaign financing

| Updated Nov 29, 2017 at 8:33pm


Majority Leader of Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu


The Majority Leader of Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, says there should be set standards for election fundraising and expenditure.

He said if things are left the way they are now the nation will tip over.

The Majority leader added that increasingly people with fat budgets are taking over and this is affecting quality of work in Parliament.

Mr Kyei Mensah-Bonsu who said this at a Westminster/CDD open forum in Accra also lamented over the monetization of political party primaries in the country.

According to him the increasing monetization of primaries is adversely affecting the democracy of the country. He therefore called on anti-corruption organisations and all well-meaning Ghanaians who are interested in fighting corruption to look into this canker.

He also called for a second look at the mechanisms in selecting candidates by parties to check corruption and other negative practices.

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, said all committee meetings should be made open to the media and the public as this will help enhance the democracy of the country.

He also entreated the Majority leader to bring the Right of Information Bill to parliament as quickly as possible.

The Deputy Executive Director of CDD-Ghana, Dr. Franklin Oduro, appealed to the leader of parliament to move proceedings of parliament outside as it will also enhance openness of the house.