The Member of Parliament for the Abetifi Constituency in the Eastern Region who double as the Minister of State at the National Security, Bryan Acheampong is the best performing Member of Parliament (MP) , a survey by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, has revealed.
According to findings of the study, Byan Acheampong tops the list of best performing MPs in the region and 3rd in the whole Country on the basis of policy and delivery, competency and hard work.
The opinion poll 2019 dubbed “Assessment of the 275 Members of Parliament (MPs) – Perspective from the Constituents”; was carried out from March to June, 2019, with funding from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
Finding of the study was jointly presented on Monday in Accra by Dr Isaac Owusu-Mensah and Mr Kaakyire Frempong, both Senior Lecturers at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana.
Dr Owusu-Mensah said the survey adopted a Mixed Method Methodology, which is the use of qualitative and quantitative methods, through concurrent and transformative approaches.
Dr Owusu-Mensah said interviews were conducted at the appropriate electoral areas and constituencies to solicit key information to validate the quantitative data.
He said Ghanaian voters were familiar with the role or duties their MPs were expected to carry out in their respective constituency.
He noted that the study showed that overall, 50.8 per cent of Ghanaians knew their MPs as development advocates – the MPs were the agents of socio-economic development in their constituencies.
Therefore, their representation role was relevant to the extent that they are able to represent the constituents’ interests and concerns in legislations.
Source: Evans Boateng