A security analyst, Dr Adams Bona has expressed serious concerns pertaining to current happenings in parliament and says our law makers are becoming lawless.
According to him, it does not show leadership and does not send any good image of us to the outside world and security watchers like himself are worried for the security of the country.
In a write up, he blamed it partially on the executive arm of government saying “Ghana’s parliament has become lawless with the tacit support of the executive”.
Dr Adams Bona was commenting on the behaviour of our Members of Parliament in current times. “We have seen footages of brawls and blows in the honourable house where it is deemed that members will be decorous and comport themselves.”
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“The open uncivilized confrontation amongst our MP’s cannot continue, we need them to work together and resolve matters in a more civilized manner.
Leadership from both sides of the house must be seen to be leading wisely instead of throwing tantrums on the airwaves, fisticuffs, blows and shouting”, he said.
He said our lawmakers must show leadership from parliament and nurture dialogue among themselves. “Our elected MP’s must know they are in parliament to represent the good people of this country and should show leadership at every given opportunity”, he added.
The analyst mentioned that he expects to see them changed when they return to the house on the 25th of this month. “Our MP’s must show leadership on the 25th of Jan 2022 with or without the speaker of parliament on/in his seat. Do it the Ghanaian way, the civilized way, agree to disagree with sense, use dialogue, not brute force and “takaashi” (Which literally means step on him in Hausa) to do a work that requires higher intellect, sound mind and good reasoning capabilities”.
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“Are our MP’s aware that any show of their inability to dialogue on simple matters but rather resort to the use of barbaric brute force in resolving their differences is an open invitation for others to invade our democratic space unconstitutionally, sending this country backwards 100 years?”, he quizzed.
He went ahead to admonish them to know that they stand to lose a lot if the country falls into the hands of unconstitutional rulership. He said “If they don’t change their ways and anything terrible happens to this country because of their somewhat childish behavior, they would be the first to be detained, wiped, stripped of their dignity and that MP’s immunity they so cherish would be gone forever” and that “Parliament must protect, preserve and uphold our 4th republican democratic constitution and not open it up for invaders to take power unconstitutionally like we have witnessed in the past and in some sub-Saharan countries lately”.
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He also waded into the issue of the passing of the E-Levy law in parliament and thinks the finance minister is holding the country to ransom through the way he is handling the issue. This is what he has to say “There is really no need for the Minister of Finance and his team holding this country to ransom instead of negotiating their way out of this E-LEVY conflict as we are seeing in parliament.”
He ended up by saying that the way things are going, he fears for Ghana’s economy saying “Investor confidence in Ghana’s economy would obviously suffer in 2022”.