Minority Leader and Member of Parliament(MP) for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu has expressed concerns over the declining public trust in politicians and appointees.
He says political office holders and elected officials needs to have introspection while asking questions why such is the case.
According to him, from the President to Member of Parliament and other appointees, the public does not trust anything that comes from them; a worrying issue that needs to be addressed.
“This is my concern as elected representative, there is gradual erosion of public fate and confidence in the elected. From the President through his Ministers, through Members of Parliament. The public simply don’t trust us. We need to ask why,” he said.
Adding that “when the President was emphatic with the words there will be no haircuts and now we hear you Honourable Minister present the budget in accord with article 179 of our constitution on behalf of the same President.
Just a fortnight ago he said there will be no haircut and we are now hearing you about a third exchange programme which synonymously means a haircut, can the public trust us?
“We need to be measured with what we say to the public in order that we can carry them along,” he called on government and people in power.
The Minority leader made these statements when during a two days post budget retreat in Ho which brought together members of parliament and some experts to review the budget.
Parliament is expected to begin the debate on and subsequent approval or otherwise of the budget in the coming days and weeks.