Growth, maturity needed in democratic governance structure – Analyst

Professor David Abdullai, a Senior Advisor at the African Parliamentary Network, has stressed on the need to embrace growth and maturity in the nation’s democratic governance structure to accelerate development.

“We need to have progress, growth and maturity in our democracy where every decision should not be on political party lines but for the betterment of the country,” he stated.

According to him, it was unfortunate that at the particular time of the nation’s political dispensation politicians could not agree to disagree to deepen and strengthen political differences.

Prof. Abdullai said he expects to see a Parliament where decisions were not just taken based on political party lines rather for the betterment of the nation towards progress, growth and development.

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, had told Members of Parliament that the only way out in getting issues done in the House was through dialogue and consultation and
called for more cooperation and collaboration among lawmakers given the entire nature of the 8th Parliament where the two major parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) control 137-137 parliamentary seats each with an Independent lawmaker.

“The only way is to get the two sides to consult and dialogue with each other to cooperate, compromise, collaborate to achieve consensus, which is an imperative imposed on us political leaders by the people and we have no choice,” he underscored.

Mr Bagbin’s comment comes on the heels of the division in Parliament regarding the Electronic Transaction Levy (e-levy) proposal in the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy.

But the Minority in Parliament rejected the proposal insisting the e-levy policy was disincentive to the progress, growth and development of digital economy and refused to support it. -3news.com

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