The National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, has tasked Majority caucus in Parliament, to be resolute and strategic in their dealings with colleagues on the Minority side.
He asked them to do all it takes on their part to engage in consensus building efforts due to the nature of the current Parliament.
“Open fights as witnessed in the chamber in 2021 are unacceptable, we must all recognise that violence has never been the way out of any conflict situation, rather dialogue and consensus building,” Mr Blay stated.
He tasked the MPs when he was speaking at the opening ceremony of a two-day strategic workshop organised by the Majority caucus at Kwahu-Nkwatia in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region to help MPs to brainstorm ideas ahead of the resumption of parliamentary duties on January 25.
“Parliament is Parliament and not a forum for brawls rather coax them for debates, I will plead that we also tone down on the heated media banters between the majority caucus leadership and the Speaker of Parliament,” Mr Blay said.
Whiles advancing the issue of consensus building, he also warned that in a bid to return to power in 2024, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs would seek to undermine the Majority and the government through different means including use of propaganda.
Mr Blay entreated that they should always exercise much restraint in their reactions when responding to the vicious propaganda of the NDC since they were determined to undermine NPP MPs and they should be resolute and strategic and also sustain their focus on the leadership of the minority.
“Our focus must remain on the leadership of the minority while we channel our energies towards enacting good laws for their constituents, I suggest you remain focused on your core mandate of pushing the government’s business at any moment with less drama so as to repose confidence and trust of the citizenry.
“As you return to parliamentary duties, I urge you to put your best foot forward by using experiences from last year to make sure you work towards productive consensus that will result in tangible deliverables for the government to continue with its pragmatic policies, programmes and innovative social interventions to break the 8 years of power cycle,” Mr Blay advised. –ghanaweb.com