‘We’ve harmonised ties between Parliament, Executive’ - Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu
The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has said the ministry has worked to harmonise the relationship between Parliament and the Executive. He said it was important that the perception of Executive dominance over Parliament was demystified. Taking his turn at the meet-the-press series in Accra yesterday, the minister said his outfit would promote general consensus around fundamental issues of national development. Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said the ministry was positioned to support Ghana’s democratic transformation by working to deepen democratic governance. It was also poised to help enhance political and administrative decentralisation through the harmonisation of the relationship between Members of Parliament (MPs) and metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs), he said. He said the ministry would encourage the participation of civil society organisations in shaping public policies “in order to secure for ourselves and posterity the blessings of liberty and equality of opportunity and prosperity, as captured in the Preamble of the 1992 Constitution”. Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said the ministry had organised leadership, good governance and conflict management workshops for MPs and MMDCEs throughout the country.