ADRRI has launched a project assess constituents perception on the performance of their MP (Member of Parliament).
Members of Parliament, in the quest to perform their mandatory obligations go through different forms of formal and informal institutional pressure; pressure from the government and he citizens of the country. It is well known that Parliamentarians’ basic function is law making. However, other functions include executive oversight and citizenry representation. They see to it that executive activities are scrutinized; representing all citizens by means of giving a voice to all.
One factor that can contribute to improving the performance of MPs is the regular assessment of their public standing through public opinion surveys. Self-assessment can aid in building public confidence and strengthen the capacity of Parliamentarians to manage increasing demands.
Tracking the performance of MPs in Ghana, as in many other countries is quite challenging since no frameworks exist for assessing their performance.
Participation in the survey is voluntary but would contribute to policy dialogue if constituents get involved.