The member of parliament for Manhyia south constituency in the Ashanti region,Dr.Mathew Opoku Prempeh , has urged the general public to elect knowledgeable, capable and competent persons as assembly members.
He underscored the important role assembly members play in the operations of the local government system, and said it was imperative to elect people who could analyze issues critically, and make constructive debates.
“Don’t vote for people who cannot be seen and cannot present your problems at the assembly .Again,don’t vote for people who only come because of their selfish interest and only shout yeh yeh” and accept everything put before the floor of the house,” he cautioned.
He made the call during a well organized soccer competition among 10 teams in his jurisdiction today.
He was of the view that some District Assemblies under-perform as a result of the caliber of assembly members elected.
According to him,member of parliaments have alot of responsibilities and that may not be able to identify all problems in the communities so the general public should elect competent assembly members who can present their problems in the floor of the assembly and not just anybody at all.
He, therefore tasked the electorate to always endeavour to investigate the background of people who seek their mandate to make sure they elect competent and committed people who have the expertise to perform.
‘Vote for someone who is selfless and ready to sacrifice to enhance the development of your area and the district assemblies at large.