No more blows when Parliament resumes sitting – Suhuyini assure Ghanaians

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini has given an assurance that there will be no more blows in Parliament when sitting resumes later this month. 

Last year was nasty for Ghana’s Parliament as actions of the Majority and Minority attracted international ridicule and public backlash.

This was after the Majority and Minority clashed on multiple occasions. The first was in January 2021 during the election of a Speaker of Parliament. 

Just last month in December, there was another chaos when the Majority and Minority clashed once again over the debate on the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy). 

During that shameful incident, some MPs were captured on video throwing punches, others shoving their colleagues here and there while some threw around chairs. 

Speaking to TV3 on Monday, National Democratic Congress lawmaker Alhassan Suhuyini said there will be no more fist fights in parliament.

“So I do not expect more blows on the floor of Parliament. I do not also expect the use of unconventional ways of getting things done on the floor of the House,” the Tamale North MP said. 

Alhassan Suhuyini added, “We should not expect blows, we should not expect fisticuffs. We should also understand that the nature of the Parliament that we have today will require a lot of consensus building, a lot of negotiations and not trying to outsmart the other using unconventional ways.” 

Ghana’s Parliament is expected to resume sitting on January 25, 2022. 

Story By: Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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