Current presidential democratic system halting fight against corruption – MINORITY LEADER

The Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei- Mensah-Bonsu, has stated that the presidential democratic system of governance currently being practiced by Ghana is halting the fight against corruption.
He said the continuous holding of primaries by their respective parties to change experienced Members of Parliament was also rendering Parliament weak at the end of every election with the entry of inexperienced new members.
In his opinion, parliamentary style democracy was the best way to go since it had the tendency to help eliminate corruption compared to the current presidential democracy.
huge expenditure that characterized presidential campaigns in Ghana had created avenues for corruption to flourish he said.
He explained that in a Westminster style of democracy, the Prime Minister did not spend much money during the campaign season as a President would due to the relative difference in the size of the constituencies for the two heads of government.
He disclosed this at a media interaction in Takoradi, at the launch of the rules and procedure and an electronic platform for citizens’ engagement with the Government Assurances Committee (GAC).

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