Member of Parliament for Bekwai, Joseph Osei-Owusu, refuted the myth that parliamentary jobs come with better pay, saying that being an MP is “the least attractive of all opportunities” for politicians in a recent interview with TV3.
The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Osei-Owusu, highlighted the myth regarding financial gains and clarified the difficulties experienced by legislators.
During the NPP primaries on Saturday, January 27, Osei-Owusu shared his personal experience, noting that the public perception of lucrative Member of Parliament (MP) salaries does not align with the reality of the job.
Despite the challenges, he urged current MPs not to discourage aspiring politicians, emphasizing the importance of leadership and encouragement.
The Controller and Accountant General, Kwasi Aning-Bosompem, was also featured in the news, expressing his commitment to maintaining his position and participating in the NPP parliamentary primaries.
As 18 NPP MPs prepare to exit, the stage is set for new faces to take office on January 7, 2025, during their swearing-in ceremony.