November 8, 2017

Member of Parliament for Aowin Mathias Kwame Ntow has served the strangers indication that he will bring to the attention of the Speaker of Parliament Professor Aaron Oquaye blocking of the West wing gate of Parliament on Tuesday 7th of November 2017 without prior notice to MPs.

Some MPs were unhappy when they were reporting to the House on Tuesday morning only to realize that the road has been blocked and they were re-directed to go through the Accra International conference of the gate.

Mr. Ntow raised the issue on the floor of the House when the first Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei Owusu was presiding and said the premises does not belong to Parliament, it belongs to state protocol and they had, had some arrangement for the premises to be used.

He further noted that out of respect he has for the first Deputy Speaker, he did not react immediately on the floor but he disagree with the first Deputy Speaker and will take the mater up with the Speaker who is currently out of the country.

“I decided to enquire what was leading to block of the road preventing MPS from using the West wing gate to enter the House, I was told some British were having their movie, they come all the way from their Country to dictate to us?”

In case of any eventuality, what it means is that we are going to be trapped, in the same vain “we could have strangers enter the premises to kidnap or kill us”, he lamented.

According to the Aowin legislator when MPs gather in Parliament it is the whole of Ghana that has gathered, so we cannot sit down unconcern for people to come and raid out land no, it is not acceptable,no we will not agree to that he said.

.By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/