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Invest in the security of Members of Parliament – Afenyo-Markin pleads with govt

Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has called on the arms of government to prioritize the security of Members of Parliament.

Addressing Parliament on Wednesday, he stated that measures must be put in place to ensure the safety of public office holders as attacks on lives are unannounced.

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“Japan never expected this and this is very sad, so Mr Speaker, I call on Parliament to invest in the security of Members of Parliament. I call on the executive to invest in the security of the executive. I call on all arms of government to take interest in the country of public office holders” he pointed out.

His comments came at the back of the recent assassination of Former Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

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Alexander Afenyo-Markin further urged the Members of Parliament to communicate to their constituents despite the discourse that happens between the parliamentarians.

According to him, the kind of situations some Ghanaians find themselves in, compel them to act in a manner that may threaten the lives of legislators.

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“Mr. Speaker the time has also come for us to go the extra mile to communicate with our constituents, because Mr. Speaker the situations people find themselves leads them to behave in a certain manner.

It is important that even in our discourse as politicians, we don’t encourage hard lying views and extremist views to take precedence over very liberal and moderate  approach to our public discourse“ the MP advised.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died Friday July 8, 2022 after being shot at a campaign event, an attack that shocked a country where gun violence is virtually nonexistent.

Shinzo Abe, 67,was a towering political presence even after he stepped down as Japanese longest serving Prime Minister.

Abe was rushed to Nara Medical University Hospital after going into cardio and pulmonary arrest. The hospital announced his death shortly after 5am.

Source: The Independent Ghana


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