Posted: Thursday 6th February 2014 at 10:30 am

Tone Down Excessive Partisanship – MPs Told

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Edward Doe-Adjaho has called on Members of Parliament (MPs) to tone down on the level of political partisanship in the performance of their duties as legislators.

This, to him would help parliament deliberate well and meet the aspirations of Ghanaians.

“…We [Parliament] have not been doing badly but I believe that if we can tone down a little of the partisanship between various political interest in this house, I think that we will be on the right path to meeting the aspirations of the people…,” he said.

The Hon. Speaker who was interacting with the Danish Ambassador to Ghana, Margit Thomsen when she called on him at his office also appealed to the various political divides in the house to also work to tone down extreme partisanship in the chamber.

He was of the opinion that doing away with extreme partisanship in the house would help the MPs arrive at great consensus on issues quickly for the institution to be recognize as one of the best in Africa.

Rt Hon. Doe Adjaho also commended the government and people of Denmark for their continuous support to the country and expressed parliament’s willingness to receive the Finance Committee of the Danish parliament which the Ambassador had said would visit Ghana’s parliament soon.

Ambassador Margit Thomsen was full of praise for the country’s democracy and described Ghana as the ‘beacon of light and the face of the new Africa’.

She said her country would continue with its age-long development cooperation with the country and continued partnering the country in development.

Clark of Parliament, Emmanuel Anyimadu encouraged the Government of Denmark not to deal with only members of parliament but staff as well.

“As you plan to create the platform for MPs, we ask you create a platform so that our staff can go to Denmark and they can also come here.”

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