It was shameful to engage in a scuffle in Parliament – Muntaka calls for dialogue

Looking back at the unfortunate incident that occurred in Parliament, the Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Mutanka Mubarak has admonished the lawmakers to find amicable ways of addressing their differences in the legislative house instead of scuffles.

He insists that with the situation at hand, Ghanaians will not take the legislature seriously if they continue to engage in such acts.

The chaos that erupted in the legislative house saw the lawmakers in the Minority Caucus exchange blows with their counterparts in the Majority side as some Parliamentary officials tried to protect the Speaker’s seat and mace from being attacked.

Calm returned later, before the Second Deputy Speaker, Andrew Asiamah, adjourned the sitting.

The Asawase MP, speaking on the incident deemed it as unfortunate and sad.

“It is just too unfortunate and very sad that these things keep happening in the house, and we keep coming and apologizing and yet, we keep repeating the same behaviour and actions and I don’t know whether Ghanaians would take our apology seriously and whatever we do.”

 Leader of the  Majority Caucus Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu had earlier condemned the fighting in the house describing the development as embarrassing and shameful.

Addressing the media on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu said Parliament and parliamentarians must apologize for the incident.

“I think this is a very shameful and embarrassing moment for us in parliament. I think all of us in parliament must be bowing down our heads in shame for this gross dereliction of responsibility, and we must apologize for the people we represent in parliament,” he said.

By: Stella Annan | Twitter @activetvgh


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