The Minority Leader in Parliament has said the consistent crime rate in the country should serve as a wakeup call in ensuring proper policing for Ghanaians.
Haruna Iddrisu’s comment follows the gruesome murder of the Mfantseman MP, Ekow Quansah Hayford at the Abeadze Dominase – Abeadze Duadzi – Mankessim road.
“I just cannot fathom how you file your nomination form and on your way home, that ends it. This must be a rude awakening to reform proper policing in Ghana”, he said.
He added that it was the sole desire of Parliament to have all its members safe as the December polls approaches.
The Tamale South MP said whoever is behind the gruesome act must face the full wrath of the law.
“Armed robbers have stolen the life of our colleague…Ekow Hayford always with a joyful smile across the aisle while serving the people of Mfantseman.
“The only way we can eulogise Hayford is for justice to be seen served,” he relayed.
The Minority Leader in Parliament urged the police to improve the general security of all Ghanaians.
Sympathising with the family of the bereaved, Mr Iddrisu said the family should accept the passing of their beloved with fortitude.
“All heads are together behind the Speaker of Parliament to express our profound sympathy and condolence to the family for this unacceptable loss.
“We mourn with you as a family and Parliament as an institution mourns with you.”
According to Mr Iddrisu, it is not out of place to increase security for MPs in Parliament.
“We are devastated with grief and following that a colleague-member of parliament J.B. Danquah was murdered sometime in 2016.
“It is not asking for too much if we say that MPs personal protection be elevated and enhanced for purpose of securing our lives. At the appropriate time, we will seek public support guided by the Speaker to demand enhanced policing”.
- #FixTheCountry protestors counter injunction with #NameAndShame campaign on social media
- I had sex with a goat, masturbated 6 times a day – Male victim of sexual abuse recounts
- Mahama Ayariga acquitted, Opuni ordered to open his defence
- Chief allegedly orders for school to be demolished for his palace at Adumasa
- Methodist Church stands by its objection to GES directive to let Muslim students fast – Bishop of Northern Accra Diocese
- Government declares Thursday, May 13, as public holiday to mark Eid-ul-Fitr
- Korle-Bu doctor poisons colleague’s water with HIV blood
- EC must review processes leading to 2020 election results collation – Akoto Ampaw
- Missing ‘okada’ rider found dead in the bush
- Keep an eye on househelps to curb sexual abuse – Victim of child defilement advises parents
FanMilk launches NutriDay zinc fortified yoghurt
Software developer volunteers to teach youth programming
Libya: Gunmen storm hotel used as Presidential Council HQ
Covid-19: Roll-out for second doses to begin May 19
Over 130 injured as Palestinian worshippers clash with Israeli police at Al-Aqsa mosque
Stephen Bernard Donkor: Politicians must fix their attitudes
Pensioner in BBC Africa Eye film dies without pension
Christ Embassy Church members plead not guilty to breaching restrictions on public gathering
Livestream: Newsfile discusses #FixTheCountry brouhaha; Muslim students not allowed to fast in public Christian school
Prince Misizulu named next Zulu king amid family feud
WHO approves Chinese Covid vaccine
Ghana to become hub of pharmaceutical production in SSA; sales forecast to hit GH¢2.86bn
Young African entrepreneurs to maximize benefits from AfCFTA
Ghana loses $200m to untapped online forex trading market
Health Directorate initiate moves to improve health care delivery at Ada West