Ghanaians voted for you to legislate not fight – Christian Council to MPs
The Christian Council of Ghana has charged parliament to urgently build consensus on the 2022 budget while taking steps to prevent mayhem in the House going forward.
“We therefore urge Parliament to as a matter of urgency build consensus to ensure that the nation has a budget to work with in 2022. We also urge the leadership of Parliament to put measures in place to prevent any future incidence of mayhem.”
This charge comes after Monday night’s showdown on the floor of the House during the consideration of the E-Levy Bill.
In a statement, the Council registered its “deep concern” about the conduct of the legislators in recent times and further condemned it.
“We respectfully remind parliamentarians that debates in Parliament must remain a platform for the exchange of ideas and not an opportunity for confusion and hostility. Ghanaians voted for you to engage in debate not boxing. Our country’s lawmakers must show the way to protect and deepen democratic processes in our governance system. Unfortunately, what we saw in Parliament is a negation of Ghana’s democratic gains over the past thirty years.”
The Council also noted that it will “continue to pray for God’s grace and wisdom” at all times for the legislators especially.
Below is a copy of the statement: