Ninth Assembly: Shun Ghana-must-go type of lobbying in NASS – Group warns lawmakers-elect

A socio-economic group, the National Assembly Youth Forum, NAYF, has challenged returning and newly elected members of the ninth National Assembly to appreciate the faith and truth vested on them by their supporters by delivering on their campaign promises.

They said the lawmakers must ensure that their constituents enjoy dividends of democracy during their tenure.

NAYF’s position was contained in a statement signed and made available to Daily Post on Friday by its Public Relations Officer, Miss Precious Ononaku.

The group noted that adequate representation is key to delivering dividends of democracy and cautioned members of the National Assembly against engaging in Ghana-must-go type of lobbying and negotiation, aimed only at personal aggrandisement.

They urged members of the 9th Assembly to put the interest of their constituents first in the performance of their duties to ensure that they are adequately represented at the national level.

It also announced that it would be partnering with civil society groups to ensure adequate monitoring of the implementation of Zonal Intervention Projects.

The group revealed that it would agitate for constant and frequent interactions between Senators/Members of House of Representatives and their constituents and also appealed to members of the National Assembly to keep their doors open to their constituents.

NAYF added that it would soon commence a campaign aimed at educating electorates on their power of oversight on elected officials and the procedure for recalling under-performing members of the National Assembly.

It re-iterated that a performing 9th Assembly would bridge the gap between the State and the People, which was lacking during the 8th assembly, and ensure an even spread in development of the country.

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