The Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Roads and Transport has called on the electorate to blame the lack of good roads in their various Constituencies across the country on their sitting MPs failure to lobby for them.
Theophilus Tetteh Chai, the sitting Member of Parliament (MP ) for Ablekuma Central in the Greater Accra region made this interesting revelation on Top FM‘s morning show, ‘Ghana Te Sen’ hosted by Nana Yaw Boamposem Ameyaw in Accra.
According to the MP , even though it is not the work of the MP to construct roads in the Constituency, it is their duties as agents of development to lobby for such developments to be brought to their people.
The MP who is a member of the National campaign committee of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) mince no words to call on the electorate to lay the blame on the door steps of their MPs for failing to lobby for good roads to their constituents.
He said it does not matter which side of the House the MP may be on but they have privileges to lobby the Minister of Roads and Highways and oversight committee of Parliament for these bad roads in his or her Constituency to be fixed.
The MP who is not seeking re-election come December 7, parliamentary elections tasked the electorate to demand their pound of flesh from the MPs as they are in the position to ensure that the right things are done when it comes to fixing their bad roads.
He added that even though the MPs do not award the contracts for the construction of the roads in the Constituencies they are in the position to lobby for these projects to improve upon the lot of their people.