2022 Budget: Peace Council urges Parliament to resort to dialogue and consensus building in resolving impasse

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Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, the Chairman of the National Peace Council
Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, the Chairman of the National Peace Council

The National Peace Council has urged the Parliament of Ghana to resort to dialogue and consensus building in resolving the impasse on issues regarding the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy.

In a statement issued by the Chairman of the National Peace Council Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi said, they have followed with concern the current happenings in Parliament regarding the approval of the 2022 Budget policy of government.

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Efforts by the Peace Council

The National Peace Council, taking cognizance of the potential impact of the happenings in Parliament on the peace and stability of the country, had separate meetings with both the Majority and Minority Leaders in Parliament on Thursday December 2, 2021.

In both meetings, the Council expressed concern about the disturbing happenings in Parliament and called for calm. The Council further urged the leaders to resort to dialogue and consensus building in
resolving the impasse.

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Responses by the Leaders

Both the Majority and the Minority Leaders, Honorable Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu and Honorable Haruna Iddrisu in their responses, informed the Council, that both sides had made concessions and a committee of 20 members drawn from both sides had been set up to dialogue towards finding a solution to the impasse as soon as practicable.

The Council in further pursuit of the above discussions, appeals to both sides of the House, to continue the path of dialogue in resolving the current impasse and those that may occur in the future.

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The Council further urges the media and all those who make statements on the matter, to exercise maximum restraint in their pronouncements to protect the peace, stability, and the integrity of our beloved country.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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