Kwame Pianim, a renowned economist has suggested that both President Akufo-Addo and former president John Dramani Mahama meet to resolve the deadlock over the Budget in Ghana’s hung Parliament.
The current parliament is split down the middle between the two main political parties, posing the risk of gridlock on Ghana’s problems, especially over passage of the 2022 Budget Statement.
Pianim said the two statesmen must dialogue to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
“It is a misfortune for Ghana that the president doesn’t have the parliament to implement his agenda. This is his last term. But, as the Chinese say, ‘Every crisis presents an opportunity,’ so you don’t let it go to waste.
“I had expected the president and then former president [John] Mahama to sit down quietly and say, ‘How do we make this thing work?’ Don’t leave it to Parliament to do,” Pianim told the host of The Asaase Breakfast Show, Kwaku Nhyira-Addo.