The Christian Council of Ghana has added its voice to the recent confusion in the country’s parliament, describing the lawmakers’ conduct as “unacceptable” and “condemnable”
The MPs engaged in a brawl on Monday night during voting over a controversial electronic transaction levy. The MPs shoved, pushed and threw punches at each other, while others tried to stop the fighting.
The Christian Council which is latest to condemn the lawmakers’ conduct said in a statement said it is “deeply concerned” about the development.
According to the Christian Council, “such behaviors must not be allowed to continue especially due to the impact on the respect and dignity of the country.”
“We respectfully remind parliamentarians that debates in Parliament must remain a platform for the exchange of ideas and not an opportunity for confusion and hostility. Ghanaians voted for you to engage in “debate not boxing,” the Christian Council said in the strongly-worded statement.
It has thus called on the House to as a matter of urgency, “to as a matter of urgency build consensus to ensure that the nation has a budget to work with in 2022. We also urge the leadership of Parliament to put measures in place to prevent any future incidence of mayhem.”
Read the full statement from the Christian Council below;