Hotline: The Honourables

Most Ghanaians are not specially enamoured of their politicians – many accuse their MPs of doing little to improve their lives. MPs on the other hand claim they can only do so little and that people do not understand the limits of their powers.

The performance of MPs became a subject of heated public debate recently when legislators pushed for over 200 per cent adjustment in their salaries from about three thousand Ghana cedis to eight thousand Ghana cedis.

This as yet another damning assessment of their performance was published by a pan African magazine Africa watch.

The credibility of the grading has since been called into question by some senior editors and the MPs themselves but the damage had been done.

Sammy Darko explores these issues in this Hotline documentary.