• Thu. Aug 4th, 2022

Parliament setting the stage for coup in Ghana – Annoh Dompreh

According to Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh Dompreh, events in the 8th Parliament are forming factions for military intervention.

Major decisions in the 8th Parliament have been marred by confusion.

“But where we are moving towards, we the MPs are creating the ground for something like this [Military intervention] to happen,” the MP told Fawe FM in Nsawam. It’s quite depressing.”

“Where we are now in fact, look, if we members of Parliament do not counsel ourselves, should something happen, all of us will be affected,” the Nsawam -Adoagyir MP said, expressing concern over the nature of disagreements in the House. And, in our history, whenever there has been a military intervention, Parliament is the first to be dissolved. As a result, Parliament has been impacted.

“Parliament is a weak institution. So we want to develop parliamentary democracy, but it is not very robust due to military operations.”

The MP blamed the deadlock and misunderstanding in the 8th Parliament on a group he refers to as “the Hawks” in the minority Caucus.

He claimed that the Hawks are a group of Minority MPs closely affiliated to former President Mahama who have been fighting agreements achieved through meetings with minority leadership.

“Some members of the minority Caucus are regarded as hawks. They’re seated in the middle of the bench. They appear to be very close to their flagbearer. They serve as a point of contact. These hawks oppose their leadership’s decisions.”

The remark comes in the wake of a military coup in Burkina Faso on Monday, in which the military stated that it had taken control of the country’s administration.

Because Ghana’s 8th Parliament is a hung parliament, significant decisions have been characterized by confusion and disorder.

On January 7, 2022, a scuffle erupted during the speaker’s election, forcing the military and police to intrude on the floor of Parliament in an attempt to restore peace and order.

Members of Parliament (MPs) engaged in a free-for-all fight in Parliament on the night of December 21,2021 during consideration of the controversial Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy) bill.

The bill was not passed by the House before it adjourned for the holidays.

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