Accra, 06 December, 2021 / 9:16 pm (ACI Africa).
Officials of the National Peace Council (NPC) in Ghana are calling on Members of Parliament (MPs) in the West African nation to resolve the impasse surrounding the approval of the 2022 budget.
In a Sunday, December 5 statement, NPC officials who include representatives from the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) appeal to the minority and majority lawmakers in the Ghanaian parliament “to continue the path of dialogue in resolving the current impasse and those that may occur in the future.”
Chaos erupted in parliament in Ghana on December 1 after MPs from the minority side sought to revoke the approval of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government for the year beginning January 2022 and ending 31 December 2022.
MPs of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the majority members, had approved the budget at a November 30 sitting that had been boycotted by the minority lawmakers.
In their December 5 statement, officials of the Peace Council in Ghana call on media practitioners and all Ghanaians to be cautious when commenting on the issue of the budget.