Ghanaian legislators demand police escort after attack on colleague

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Members of Parliament (MPs) are demanding immediate protection from the State in the wake of recent assassination attacks on some of their colleagues, ABC News can report.

The MPs are making the demands for the provision of police escort following the failed assassination attempt on Nhyiaeso MP, Kennedy Kankam.

The Nhyiaeso Parliamentarian and his family, on Sunday, November 3, were held hostage for over three hours at gunpoint by unknown assailants who broke into their home and made away with an unspecified amount of money, a Land Cruiser vehicle and Pump Action gun.

Although the Ashanti Regional Police Command says it has commenced investigations into the attack, the incident has created fear amongst Members of Parliament who have raised concerns about their security.

This is not the first time Members of Parliament are requesting for a better security system to safeguard their protection. The issue became topical when the then MP for Abuakwa North J.B Danquah-Adu, on 9 February 2016, was stabbed to death in his house.

Narrating the Nyhiaeso MP’s ordeal on the floor of Parliament Wednesday, Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu alleged that the assailants aborted their assassination plan after sympathizing with the MPs lactating wife.

According to the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, it’s about time the state makes a determined effort to provide security for Members of Parliament.

“Mr Speaker, this should bring us back to the prime concern that we have often expressed in this chamber about the security of Members of Parliament…I think going forward, the country should make a determined effort and we must be very decisive about this because we cannot continue to imperil the lives of members of parliament…I think the time has come for the state to make a decision,” the Majority Leader said.

Member of Parliament for Asawase,  Muntaka Mubarak, who is also the Minority Chief Whip agreed with the Majority Leader, wondering why all government appointees are given police escort but same cannot be said of MPs. According to him, it is time MPs are protected by the state.

MP for Asutifi South, Collins Dauda who has had his fair share of encounters with armed robbers, demanded an end to the “talk shop” and called for immediate action on the matter.

 

Source: ABCNewsgh.com

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