Members of Parliament (MPs) in Ghana are not responsible for constructing roads, the basic function of parliament is to make laws.
As a citizen, know that your Member of Parliament is not responsible for the bad nature of roads in the constituency, roads construction is the duty of the Roads Ministry and the government not your MP.
Law making is considered to be the most important function of Parliament. According to article 11 of the 1992 constitution of Ghana, “The laws of Ghana shall comprise (a) this constitution; (b) enactment made by or under the Rules, and Regulations made by any person or authority under a power conferred by this constitution; (d) existing law; and (c) common law. ” Therefore, chief legislative power has been vested in the Parliament of Ghana. http://www.ghanareview.com/parlia/Garticles.html
Majority leader and Member of Parliament for Suame Constituency, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has said that his 22 years share of the common fund cannot construct a kilometer of asphalt road in his constituency even if he took up the challenge to use his share for that purpose. https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/MPs-do-not-construct-roads-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu https://www.modernghana.com/news/965036/mps-who-claim-to-have-constructed-roads-are-liars.html
The majority leader disclosed that, an MP can facilitate the construction of such roads which is being financed by government adding that no MP can use his common fund to construct a road. “No MP has the capacity to initiate road construction adding the common fund can never be used to construct roads”.
“Members of Parliaments have no capacity to construct roads, they are only expected to lobby for government to consider their constituencies hence it’s a lie for an MP to say he has constructed roads.” he said.
The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Honorable Kennedy Agyapong has also said that he is the highest paid parliamentarian in Ghana speaking on Atinka Tv on June 22, 2020. According to him, he receives Ghc11,000.00 as salary. He added, “If I did not have investments, I would have been breaking down by now. I take care of my constituents and others because I have invested and I’ve other businesses”. https://mybrytfmonline.com/im-the-highest-paid-mp-in-ghana-kennedy-agyapong/
The two well known Members of Parliament, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu and Hon. Kennedy Agyapong have made it clear that, the Salary of MPs are not enough to construct roads as expected by their constituents after making it to parliament.
Members of Parliament will always make promises before and during election to win the heart of voters but you must bear in mind that no MP can initiate road construction, not even their common fund can construct a kilometer of asphalt road.