The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Odododiodio constituency has appealed for safety personnel to be in-depth to MPs and other ministers of condition.
Noting the murder of the late Abuakwa North MP, J.B. Danquah Adu who was stabbed to loss of life at his home a couple many years back, Nii Lante Vanderpuye stated that their situation as MPs can make them superior-risk targets and as such are entitled to have a protecting element hooked up to their retinue in buy to make sure their security and protection.
“After the death of JB Danquah a whole lot was reported in the home and the Speaker promised that action will be taken on it but up until today…
“We Users of Parliament are not entitled to security, we are not entitled to any police protection, so I believe it is an difficulty that really should be looked at yet again.
He in contrast the privileges of other West African statesmen to that of Ghana and bemoaned the lack of value placed on the protection demands of the nation’s political heads.
“If you assess our status and what we do, and what we go via in a working day, it beats my intellect why we are not entitled to security depth,” he claimed.
In accordance to him, the series of assaults experienced by, sitting MPs “raises the concern of security for Customers of Parliament”.
This arrives immediately after he was assaulted by some guys in his constituency. In accordance to him, he was beaten up in front of the James Town Law enforcement station.
“What can make mine worse is the truth that this took place suitable in front of policemen, correct at the law enforcement station.”
The former Sporting activities Minister alleged his attackers are operatives of Countrywide Security.
All through an interview with Kojo Yankson on JoyFM’s Tremendous Early morning Show, he challenged the idea that MPs initially need to have to safe the safety of their constituents ahead of wondering about their personal safety, expressing:
“There are so many laws in this nation which is supposed to safe our safety and make people today secure. It is just the enforcement of the legislation and the institutions mandated to implement these laws and to safe Ghanaians”.
He additional that if the nation’s protection staff by themselves were complicit in the attacks like they have been in equally his circumstance and that of Sam George’s then “it is no extra the failure of the Customers of Parliament to advocate or to go guidelines that will secure Ghanaians”.
Nii Lante condemned the the latest assaults on some other Parliamentarians which includes Samuel George, Ursula Owusu, Muhammad Bawah Braimah.
“We don’t seem to be to give any regard and dignity to the placement of Members of Parliament. That’s why right now MPs are assaulted and people are not chatting about it,” he concluded.