Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu says it’s about time both Majority and the Minority in Parliament work hand in hand to improve the nation.
Mr Kyei Mansah Bonsu speaking at a joint press conference by Majority and Minority ahead of the dissolution of the 7th Parliament said both sides of the house need to realize democracy does not mean the winner has the sole right to make decisions.
He advised members who will be part of the 8th Parliament to ensure they consult each other and delibrate on issues without looking down on the other.
“In 2013 when we challenged the election results in court, we were the minority in Parliament, if we had won and Akufo-Addo had been sworn in it would have been necessary for him to reach out to the NDC who were the majority and that is deepening our democratic governance. The state where a ruling party has the majority and takes the minority side for granted is not good, I think that where we are we have to reach out to one another. Democracy is not a winner takes all matter and with what we seeing currently in Parliament we need to change our mindset”
The Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana will be dissolved today at midnight.
This is in accordance with Article 113(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.
The dissolution will pave way for the inauguration of the Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic and the investiture of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President-Elect on January 7th, 2021.