What Majority Leader’s son told President Akufo-Addo about his dad

Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has revealed that his position as Majority Leader in Parliament has left him with no social life.

According to the Majority Leader, who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Suame constituency and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, he has a daily tight schedule which permits him little or no time with the family.

“My son, who was around 7, some time ago, told the President they don’t see me so he should allow them more time with me. That is the reality because I arrive late when they are asleep and leave very early,” he said.

Speaking in an interview on Nhyira FM’s Kuro Yi Mu Nsem show, the Minister said he creates space for other activities despite his schedule because he must step ahead as a leader.

“You don’t have a social life, especially as the Majority or Minority Leader because your party is in power and you are the Leader of the House so you need to coordinate closely the activities of the Members of Parliament,” he said.

Commenting on how he is able to contribute often on the Floor of Parliament despite his schedule, he added: “I don’t leave parliament early because I always have people looking for me from the constituency, in an out of parliament but I try to create a two-hour space for myself each day to go through policy documents because as a Leader, I believe you must be a step ahead in order not to lead your people into a ditch.”

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