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Volume 7, No. 3, In The Annals Of Governance
Volume 7, No. 3, In The Annals Of Governance
17 July, 2007

Ghana is facing a severe energy crisis manifested for some time now in nationwide rationing of electricity supply and weekly ?no-power? periods. In a pluralistic democracy, it is natural to expect crisis of this nature to generate public concern as well as critical questions and a search for answers from the people?s elected

representatives. It therefore came as no surprise when the Minority Group in Parliament coalesced behind a Private Member?s Motion originally sponsored by the NDC Member of Parliament for Tamale South, the Hon. Haruna Iddrisu. The motion expressed concern and disappointment over the Government?s seemingly ill-planned and delayed response to crisis and its apparent inability to stabilize or resolve the crisis in the short or near term. The chain of events which this motion has triggered in Parliament calls into question parliamentarians? understanding of their role in government as well as their commitment to the progressive development of Parliament as an institution of good governance..