February 27, 2021

Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo Markin has said he disagrees with assertion that, with the current state of the 8th Parliament where both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have equal strength, they need cooperation.

According to him the governance is not about the NPP and that it is about the country, as such they are working together as the people representative, and it should not be taken that it is “your government, you need us”.

“We should not approach the object of consultation with a predetermined agenda that if you don’t, I would hoodwink you, we must learn to work together and agree that the uniqueness of the current parliament is a clear opportunity to demonstrate to the world that as a people we are tolerant and would not be limited by our partisan political view”.

He made this remarks on Saturday, February 27, 2021 when continuing MPs have a two day orientation at Ada, and was pleased with the resources persons and asked for cooperation from his colleagues.

He further noted that he agrees with the point made by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu for the need to improve the quality of debate which means there should be more research and urge that his colleagues should take advantage of tools available to them to build their capacity.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com