09th, July. 2023.
Honourable Thomas Dalu Ada.
Parliament House, Accra.
Subject: Dissatisfaction with your abandonment of Parliamentary duty
Dear, Hon. Thomas Dalu Ada
I hope this letter finds you in good health and elated. I am writing to you today as one of the constituents you represent in the Chiana-Paga Constituency, to express my deep displeasure and concern regarding your recent actions in Parliament.
As an elected Member of Parliament, you bear the tremendous responsibility of representing the interests and concerns of your constituents at the highest level of governance. We placed our trust in you when we voted for you, believing that you would uphold the principles of democracy and faithfully fulfill your role as our representative in the House of Parliament.
However, I am dismayed by your decision to abandon this core duty and accompany your colleagues who are currently facing criminal trials in a competent court of law. While showing solidarity is undoubtedly important, it is crucial to recognize that your primary obligation lies in the democratic process within the walls of Parliament. We did not elect you to devote your time and energy to court proceedings. Instead, we entrusted you with the vital task of engaging in legislation, policymaking, and debate on our behalf, to improve the lives of your constituents.
The courtroom is not the arena where your constituents need you the most; it is the halls of Parliament where your presence and participation are essential.
By prioritizing the solidarity of your colleagues over your duty to effectively represent our interests, you are simply neglecting the trust we placed in you as our elected representative.
In light of this, I implore you to reflect on the situation and reconsider your priorities. If your desire to support your colleagues compels you to spend meaningful time in court rather than in Parliament, I believe it is only fair that you resign from your position as our Member of Parliament. By doing so, you would be able to maintain your commitment to your colleagues while simultaneously respecting the mandate you were given by your constituents.
I understand that solidarity is a vital aspect of any cohesive community, including the political sphere. However, I firmly believe that your role as our elected representative should take precedence. Your continued presence in court, at the expense of your parliamentary duties, undermines the faith we placed in you as our MP and weakens our democratic foundations.
I hope that you will carefully consider my concerns and take appropriate action to address them. Your commitment to your constituents and the democratic process should be unwavering. We need you to be fully present and active within the walls of Parliament, engaging in discussions, voting on critical matters, and championing the interests of your constituents.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I sincerely hope that we can restore the trust and confidence we had in your ability to represent us effectively in the House of Parliament. I would appreciate a timely response addressing the concerns I have raised.