June 15, 2024 7:47 am

Parliament impasse: ‘You need more level headed people to dialogue’ – Prof. Gyampo to Majority group

Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana’s Political Science Department, Prof. Ransford Yaw Gyampo, has said the Majority Group in Parliament need more sensible people from their caucus to front their dialogue with the Minority to achieve consensus on issues. 

He says rather than the “hawks” who are seen to be fuelling mayhem at the expense of the caucus, their position is to be at the back bench for the more experienced people to lead.

The current composition of the house, according to Prof. Gyampo, is a hung Parliament, and the earlier the majority group accepted and resorted to dialogue, the better it would be for the government.

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He was commenting on the budget rejection-approval brouhaha in Parliament on TV3’s ‘The Key Points’ Saturday, December 4, 2021, keenly followed by Ghanasonline.com.

“The bit about the budget has been approved rejected all forms part of the political theatrics from the Hawks. Within a hung Parliament, the Hawks in political parties have no role. You’re supposed to be back benchers. You need more level headed people, more experienced, more tolerant people to be able to dialogue not the Hawks.  Otherwise at the end of the day, we will have problems.

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“A mandate has been given to you to govern and you must govern. So don’t be so much distracted  by the one who is throwing stones at you and so you lose your focus, you lose your cool. Reach out to them otherwise let’s all agree that let Parliament grinds to a halt and let’s see what happens. We will suffer but you’ll suffer more,” he further cautioned.

The leadership of Parliament has set up a 20-member bipartisan committee to resolute the fracas that marred the debates on the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy.

Source: Ghanasonline.com

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