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2022 Budget: Majority, Minority impasse unhealthy — ACEPA

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Social News 2022 Budget: Majority, Minority impasse unhealthy — ACEPA
DEC 1, 2021 LISTEN

The African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA) is of the view that the continuous impasse between the Majority and Minority over the approval of the 2022 Budget Statement of the ruling government does not augur well for the country.

This has been echoed by the Executive Director of ACEPA, Dr. Rasheed Draman during an interview with Citi News.

He said the win-lose circle between the Majority and Minority is unhealthy noting that the two groups in Parliament must endeavour to sort things out for the good of the country.

“Some would say winners and losers. So there were winners on Friday and losers on Monday, and also losers on Friday and winners on Monday. This is a very interesting development, and we wait to see what happens in the coming days.

“But at the end of it all, the two sides cannot run away from trying to build bridges which is very important, otherwise, the acrimony that we see is not going to augur well for the rest of the time that we have with this Parliament,” Dr. Rasheed Draman shared.

The Minority in Parliament last Friday in the absence of the Majority in Parliament rejected the 2022 budget statement presented to the House by the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.

On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Wusu while overseeing the affairs of Parliament as a sit-in Speaker led the Majority to have the 2022 budget approved.

Amidst the confusion and controversy, both sides of Parliament are expected to lock horns later today in the House.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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