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Launch of Odekro's Report on Ghana's 6th Parliament

As Odekro's Research Lead and Content Manager, I spearheaded Odekro's independent assessment of the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana with the aim to fill the information gap with the necessary data to hold Parliament and MPs accountable. 

One of the key findings of the report: 73 MPs were absent without permission, actions that are in clear violation of Article 97 (1) of the Constitution. You can read the full report here, and take a look at this Graphic article about our press conference. 

More background:

The Report on the Sixth Parliament on the Fourth Republic of Ghana” is an open data project, limited to what is made available by Parliament in the Hansards. It offers citizens, civil society, media, industry and academia an authoritative baseline to assess the performance of Parliament and MPs. We also believe Parliamentarians in the Seventh Parliament will be able to draw lessons from the findings presented therein, and see how they can improve their citizen conferred mandate.

Lolan Sagoe-Moses