Kwesi Pratt made this statement on 'Good Morning Africa' on Pan Africa television this morning, 2nd November 2021, when he condemned the behavior of the Members of Parliament with regards to the recent brouhaha surrounding the approval and rejection of the 2022 budget statement.
According to Kwesi Pratt, Parliament is the forum at which our future and present are decided, and because it's an important forum, it should not be reduced to a circus.
"Unfortunately, over the last one year and maybe more, what is happening in Parliament doesn't give us any comfort at all. The impression is that gradually and surely they are turning Parliament into a circus, a funny circus."
Kwesi Pratt indicated that when Members of Parliament can misbehave to the extent of grabbing ballot papers in the chamber and chewing them, those Members of Parliament are not behaving any better than rats.
Kwesi Pratt revealed that what worries him about Parliament is that they've built their procedures and standing orders on the assumption that there will be a majority and there will always be a minority, but after December 2020, they should have realized that those assumptions are no longer valid.
"If those assumptions are no longer valid, they should have rewrote the rules and the regulations of Parliament, but Parliament did not do that, Parliament found a way to still operate within that paradigm of majority and minority when there is no majority and minority in our current Parliament."
So, both sides agreed in a very funny way to find new definitions for majority group and minority group. What is that? That is the genesis of the problems we are having in Parliament today because constitutionally, we don't have a majority and a minority side in our Parliament in our 8th Parliament.
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