Breach of constitution Atta Akyea advises Parliament to stop paying Talensi MP

According to him, Mr. Nachinab’s new role as a traditional leader prohibits him from serving as a parliamentarian

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Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea has asked parliament to stop paying the salary of Robert Masore Nachinab, MP for Talensi.

According to him, Mr. Nachinab’s new role as a traditional leader prohibits him from serving as a parliamentarian.


“The constitution is so clear that you don’t have to debate it. It says a person shall not be eligible to be a member of parliament if he is a chief, and that settles the controversy.”

“I just want to believe it’s a matter of the administrative processes but constitutionally there is a void. The fact that he has already gone through the traditional and customary processes, then he is a chief.”

"His salary should have been terminated from the time he was installed as a chief. You cannot have the benefit from an office that you do not belong. In fact if you are not careful, it will amount to stealing.”

“So by the sheer force of the constitution, there is no way he can become a member of parliament and if he is not a member of parliament how can he have the benefit of the emolument of a member of parliament?”, he wondered.

He advised: “I think that as early as possible, he should confer with his lawyers and write to the speaker of parliament to inform him so they stop paying his salary”.

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