Nana Akomea, a senior communicator of the governing New Patriotic Party has argued that consensus building is no longer an option but a must when it comes to parliamentary transactions on national issues.
The two sides of the legislature has been in loggerheads following the presentation of the 2022 ecnomic policy statement of government on November 17, 2021.
Speaking to the ongoing debacle relative to the rejection of the 2022 budget on Peace FM on Tuesday, Mr Akomea said the majority caucus in Parliament must recognize the unique characteristics of the 8th Parliament.
As it stands now, neither sides of the House has the needed numbers to be able to take decisions without the necessary support of the other.
It is therefore incumbent upon the majority caucus to consult the minority side of the House before introducing major decisions to the House, according to the former Director of Communications of the NPP.
"Consensus building is very important in democracy. Today, whether you like it or not, this is the way to go. So my party [NPP] have to realise this. We have to change. The old order of imposing everything [on the House] will make things very difficult for us [NPP].
"We have to understand that the kind of Parliament we have today is different from those we had in the past since 1993. We have a greater responsibility because we are in government. So we must take into account other views anytime we want to introduce a major policy", Mr Akomea told the host of Kokrokoo, Kwame Sefa Kayi.
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