‘Some MPs are mere spectators’ – Ursula

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Ablekuma West Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has taken a swipe at her colleagues who do not contribute to debates in the lawmaking chamber.

The assertive human rights activist categorically stated “some Members of Parliament are making up the numbers” because they do not add to any discourse in the House which could go a long way in shaping the future of Ghana.

“Some are working and others are not… some are there for the ride… I know my colleagues won’t be happy but I will say it,” the outspoken lawmaker said on Joy FM’s personality profile show Thursday.

According to her, those who see parliament as a money-making venture end up regretting because it is “a place to serve”.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful advised prospective MPs to come to Parliament with an aim to serve the nation.

The lawyer-cum-MP has been described as “an arrogant” personality, but she parried such assertion, arguing people confuse “confidence and assertive with arrogance.”

Touching on the frequent blackouts which have hit the nation, the women’s advocate said “anytime the light goes off I curse my good friend President John Mahama.”

She called on the government to speed up plans being implemented to solve the power crisis since it is affecting several businesses.