Member of Parliament for constituency 68, in Bo city Hon Foday Rado Yokie yesterday expressed frustration in parliament about the appalling conditions of members of parliament.
The MP was making a contribution under standing order 23 where he blasted the conditions of MPs saying it does not befit their status as they lack many of the paraphernalia that befits the prestige of a Member of Parliament.
Applauded by colleagues when he narrated how MPs are being harassed by people in their various constituencies and how MPs living in the provinces are constrained to attend parliamentary debates.
Mr Yokie explained that whenever they were in their constituencies on either a visit or other business, people will visit them with all kinds of demands and letters will be sent to them either stating that they wanted this or that.
He further said with the salary they were receiving which could not match with the present global crisis and the promises made by government which have still not been met, they could not undertake projects in their constituencies. He called on the speaker to urge those dealing with parliamentary affairs to do so quickly.
The speaker, Justice Nathaniel Abel-Stronge allayed his fear saying that the committee dealing with parliamentary affairs was not slow at all.
Also, the speaker announced to MPs that Hon Victoria Saidu Kamara of APC was elected at the plenary session on May 14 in Abuja as Deputy Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament. She replaces former SLPP MP Hon Dr Fatmata Hassan