Report: How MPs' Research Assistants Survive in the Job

This brief report looks at the work conditions of MPs’ Research Assistants in Ghana, in light of the fact that there is no globally or locally accepted model for regulating MPs’ office and the activities that pertain therein including how MPs should treat their Research Assistants. A survey instrument was administered under anonymity to 26 MPs’ Research Assistants (RAs) randomly selected from the entire cohort of RAs. The selected RAs had a month to complete the questionnaire and submit it.  The questionnaire was administered in the first week of March 2018 and received by March 31, 2018.


The majority of the responses suggest that RAs are not working under satisfactory, safe and healthy work conditions, contrary to Article 24(1) of the 1992 Constitution.

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