During the inauguration of the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, the Christian Council of Ghana censured parliament and ordered an unqualified apology from the members for their conduct on the floor of Parliament.
The Christian Council finds the actions of the Members of Parliament (MPs) insulting and arrogant and is incensed that Ghana is potentially disgraced in the eyes of the international community by their conduct.
In an interview on Onua FM’s Yen Sempa on Friday, January 8, Council Chairman Most Reverend Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo told host Nana Okyere Awurukuo that he was livid about the actions of the MPs.
He said Parliament is an honorable house for elected officials who have to live lives worth emulating that are exemplary.
The brawl that took place in parliament on January 7 was thus described by Rev. Kwabena Boafo as shameful, insulting and claimed that parliament has no choice but to make an unqualified apology to the good people of Ghana.
The parliamentarians’ conduct was odd and absurd, and we look forward to apologizing to Ghanaians for undermining the image of Ghanaian democracy before the international community.
I expect the Honorable House to also say categorically that they are sorry and he repeated that such an act will not happen again in Ghana,” he said.”
After a party member, Alban Kinsgford Bagbin, was elected as speaker of the 8th parliament, he chided the opposition NDC MPs for boycotting President Akufo-inauguration. Addo’s
He described the decision as baseless by the NDC MPs, stressing that it was a sign of contempt towards the elected speaker and the nation as a whole.
The reverend minister called for peace and unity between the MPs of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the MPs of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to boost Ghana’s household growth activities.
Instead of being against each other for parochial and partisan purposes, he encouraged both sides to let unity and respect for Ghana precede their deliberations.
Reverend Kwabena Boafo hoped that NDC opposition MPs would not be too partisan in Parliament’s operations.