MPs to continue deliberations on E-levy after exchanging blows

MPs fight

The fight in Ghana’s Parliament continues with the House set to reconvene today as they try to find a solution point regarding the electronic transaction levy and whether it should be passed under a certificate of urgency.

Confusion erupted in the Chamber of the legislature in the early hours of Tuesday during voting on the E-levy on the floor of the House.

The First Deputy Speaker’s decision to put the Second Deputy Speaker in charge in order to vote brought about confusion and a tussle over the speaker’s sitting area.

The fight saw most of the lawmakers exchange blows while officials of the House tried their best to protect the Speaker’s seat and mace from attack.

Calm returned after sitting was adjourned by the Second  Deputy Speaker Andrew Asiamah.

Meanwhile, Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has assured that both Caucuses are engaging to resolve the issues.

He was, however, hopeful that the House will be able to deal with the E-levy before it rises for recess.

“We have been engaging the leadership of the Minority Caucus after what happened in the Chamber. So I believe by tomorrow [Tuesday] this storm will subside, and we will be able to work and deal with the substance of the matter.”

By: Stella Annan | Twitter @activetvgh


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