The Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of the Kumasi, the Most Reverend Justice Gabriel Yaw Anokye, has urged Members of Parliament (MPs) to vigorously engage their constituents on all critical national issues.
He said it was necessary to gauge their sentiments and concerns to better articulate them on the floor of the House.
The Archbishop in his New Year message said it should not be lost on them that they were not representing themselves and therefore they needed to be more accountable to those who voted for them.
He said they must never rush to pass bills in 2014 without first seeking the views of the very people on whose mandate they were acting and called for political tolerance, mutual respect and cooperation and that these were the vital ingredients of peace and progress.
He spoke against divisiveness, discrimination, ethnocentrism, nepotism and polarization of the society and said “We must see ourselves as children of God to uphold our common humanity and work together to bring progress.”