The Exchange Of Fisticuffs In Parliament Erodes The Country’s Democracy – Christian Council

The Christian Council in a statement has expressed regret that the exchange of fisticuffs as seen in parliament erodes the country’s democratic gains over the past three decades and is completely at variance with the expectation of legislators to deepen democracy.

The Christian Council said it is “deeply concerned” about the conduct of the legislators in recent times and believes that such behaviors must not be allowed to continue especially due to the impact on the respect and dignity of the country.”

“We respectfully remind parliamentarians that debate 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,” the Council said in the statement.

“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 Christian Council noted.

The Christian Council of Ghana wants parliament to take urgent steps towards building consensus on the 2022 budget and ensure that steps are taken to prevent chaos in Parliament in the future.

Full statement below

Source: Priscilla Fordjour

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