First Deputy Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament
December 6, 2021

The First Deputy Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu  in the wake of the brouhaha surrounding the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government, has challenged his colleagues in the Minority who are strongly opposed to the budget to provide Ghanaians with an alternative and leave Ghanaians to decide on the fate of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government with their polices they introduce.

According to him the Minority has been having their say on critical issues that has to do with the welfare of Ghanaians, but the Majority is of the view that they heard their point and intend to take responsibility for their actions.

“The Minority should not insist that unless you do it our way, then you cannot govern or pass bill that is where I differ; tell Ghanaians we would do A, B and C if we were in government”.

Mr. Osei-Owusu made the remark in an interview on Joy News on Sunday, December 5, 2021. As to whether the Minority is giving him tough time, he noted that having been an MP for the past twelve years, they have always cooperated and “I know we are cooperating quite well”.

And was quick to point out that, it is rather the parties outside parliament who are trying to take hold and rather direct as to what the behaviour in parliament should be, “that in my view is where we are getting it wrong. I think MPs should stand firm and asses themselves, whatever decision we come to we would be held responsible”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/