June 13, 2012
Parliament is to invite the Minister of interior William A. Aboah to brief the House on what measures his Ministry has put in place to the violent incidents which have taken place in some parts of the country in recent times.
The country in the last 2 weeks has experienced lots of disturbances including chieftaincy and land related disturbances in the Upper West Region, as well as Volta region.
There were violent clashes last week between the Fantes and Ewes at Ekumfi Narkwa in the Central Region after the indigenous Fantes suspected the settler Ewes of being behind the killing of the chief of Ekumfi Narkwa, Abusuapanin Kojo Abuasi.
As though that was the last to be heard on such clashes, the nation on Monday woke up on clashes between the youth of Hohoe and Muslims suspecting the chief of Hohoe to have allegedly caused the exhumation of the body of the late Imam of Hohoe Zongo.
MP for Akropong and former Deputy for Interior W.O. Boafo first raise the issues of violence in the parts of the country and the need to invite the interior minister to parliament as a need to check the temporal state of the security in parts of the country from escalating and spreading further to other parts of the country.
The deputy speaker of parliament who presided over proceedings pledged to engage the leadership of parliament to find out whether it will be appropriate to hear the matter behind close doors or on the floor of the house as it borders on security.
The Majority leader Clestus Avoka who acknowledges the importance and urgent nature of the issues assured that leadership will do its best to have the interior minister in parliament to brief the House.
Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh