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MPs say Police are stopping them from going to perform

Users of Parliament are lamenting that the Covid-19 Basic safety taskforce responsible for implementing the restriction of motion in some section of the place, are preventing them from obtaining to Parliament regardless of remaining exempt from the lockdown.

Addressing the Residence on Friday, the Ho Central legislator, Benjamin Kpodo, said the act impedes operate of Parliamentarians.

When the Speaker, Mike Oquaye, questioned if he was carrying his Parliamentary identification card, he mentioned “I confirmed him the Parliamentary ID card, which has my image and details but he [the police] nevertheless insisted [that I returned home].”

He then identified as on the Interior Minister to be certain that associates of the taskforce are sufficiently briefed on personnel who are exempt from the lockdown to reduce upcoming occurrences.

“The police must be briefed about our [MPs] capability to move freely in get to arrive to Parliament and go again,” he said.

Responding to his colleague, the Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry apologised on behalf of the taskforce and pressured that the taskforce have been briefed about the persons who are exempt from the lockdown directive.

He urged Mr Kpodo to deliver even further information and facts about his ordeal so that the make any difference will be investigated.

“The principles are crystal clear and we’ve been going round monitoring. I believe that that if this happened, then it is just one of the factors we have to significantly offer with and would want even more info from him.”

The Speaker, Prof Mike Oquaye also directed the Clerk to just take up the situation with the Inspector Basic of Law enforcement (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, to assure MPs are not prevented from getting to function.

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