The Brong Ahafo regional Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP),Ebenezer Agbenya has said, the decision by Hon. Ras Mubarack to embark on a 17-km ride on bicycle to Parliament daily is not news to him and he believes the MP is only exercising his body.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu Constituency, Ras Mubarak has embarked on his 17-km bicycle ride to parliament in protest to the high cost of living in the country.
The NDC MP from Tuesday, November 6, rode his bicycle to Parliament as a way of protesting the harsh economic conditions under the administration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He said “Riding a bicycle for 17km to parliament is to highlight the concerns of many Ghanaians who have had to complain about the rising cost of living in the country, who are struggling to make ends meet. And what we’re experiencing is far from what this administration promised the good people of Ghana.
But speaking in reaction to the MPs protest, Mr. Agbenya who was a guest on dinpa fm’s anopa bosuo show Wednesday November 7 said, as Ghanaians the use of bicycles are part of our daily activities.
” I’m a Ghanaian ,riding bicycle is not news to me , It’s less expensive to operate unlike vehicles and other means of transport,so it assist us in going to our farms ,businesses,schools and making errands”, he expalained.
”When you go to the developed countries ,you see their MPs and Prime Ministers riding bicycles to their offices”
”Riding bicycle is a form of exercise that boost our health, Hon. Ras Mubarack perhaps wants to exercise his body every morning with the 17-km ride. He may also escape traffic jam especially living in a city like Accra. Riding is a form of health exercise and that’s exactly what the MP is doing ”,he stressed.
”But to portray it as if you are protesting high cost of living with the ride on bicycle is neither here nor there”, he added.
He disclosed that ,sometimes politicians wants to seek popularity and so they introduce something that would attract the public attention.