President Akufo-Addo has said the seeming gridlock in the next parliament, calls for tolerance, and new ways of conducting affairs in the chamber.
He said he anticipates a dramatic change in the mood of the 8th parliament throughout its entire life span.
“The good people of Ghana have spoken and given parliament an almost equal strength on both sides of the House. We need to work with the consequences of the desires of the people.
The House will have to be more accomodating of each other’s view and probably devise new ways of conducting its affairs in the interest of the good government of our people” President Akufo-Addo said in his last State of the Nation Address to parliament on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has commended the 7th parliament for staying busy in the four-year term describing it as the busiest and most productive in the history of Ghana.
The current parliament that expires in less than 48 hours has to its credit the passage of some 15 pieces of legislative instruments, President Akufo-Addo said.
“In many ways, you have helped transform Ghana and you have every right collectively to be proud of the work you’ve done” he said.