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20-Feb-2012  
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The United Front Party (UFP) on Monday appealed to the leadership of Parliament to put Parliamentarians to order "since they are persons who could be role models for leaders of tomorrow in Ghana's democratic political arena.


Consequently, our pursuit, as members of the UFP, to alert the Speaker of the eminent House to put the members to order since they are persons who could be role models for leaders of tomorrow in our democratic political arena."


The UFP made the appeal in a statement issued in Accra in reaction to proceedings in the House when President John Evans Atta Mills delivered the State of the Nation Address.

"We are of the view that, Parliament must be respected by members of the House.
"We also wish to advise that, as we seek to entrench our democracy as Ghanaians to a positive height, the organs of government are the main pillars of the responsibility respects its code of conducts which requires a certain altitude of decorum and not what was exhibited in the House of Parliament recently," the statement added.

It said the UFP in its quest to redefining politics in Ghana had recognised the need to shed light on the responsibility of institutions of government, especially Parliament, with regards to its role, membership, conduct of proceedings since the centre of attention of their roles seemed to be getting missing by some Parliamentarians.
"As Ghanaians, we the members of United Front Party have, in recent times, taking a critical look at the attitude, style, and mode of Parliamentarians in the august House of Parliament, in relation to their approach towards the fulfillment of national duties and we analyse that their conduct is embarrassingly worsening which when not spoken about, could cost not only the constituents of the Members of Parliament, but could cost Parliament as a body and the nation at large.

"Though UFP is aware of incidents that would be described as unparliamentarily, our notice was drawn to the misdeed during the time President Mills was delivering the State of the Nation’s Address at Parliament last Thursday.

"As a matter of importance, UFP wishes to discuss the wearing of black and red clothes by some members of Parliament which symbolically and culturally depicts modes of either sorrow or anger as dishonourable. Hence, the need for Ghanaians to question; who is an honourable?

"Moreover, UFP hopes to describe the whistling, shouting, chanting of music and flaunting of red cards by some Parliamentarians as ill-mannered and uncalled for.

"Further more, we believe that there was a predetermined preparation by some Members of Parliament to show disrespect to their own office and to the President who is the first gentleman of Ghana, Even though, this is not the foremost time something like this has come about, it doesn't give good reason for it", the statement said.

 
 
 
 
 

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