MPs flaunt Covid 19 Protocols
Some members of the public have expressed their displeasure towards some Members of Parliament who were sighted in a photograph cruising and dancing at Aqua Safari in Ada after a training session.
The MPs after a 3 day training session on processes and proceedings of parliament for the newly elected MPs at Ada decided to have fun despite the president’s ban on public gathering in relation to measures to put in place to curb the spread of the deadly virus. This activity of the law makers of the country have since been described as an act of insubordination on the fact that, these are the law makers who cannot even adhere to strict rules and sanctions from the president.
These photos were spotted on the official Facebook page of the parliament of Ghana with the caption “one of the ways people bond with each other is through music and dance. After a hard two days’ work, new members of parliament took to the dance floor to release some stress”.
After receiving strong backlash from a section of Ghanaians, the photos have been deleted from the page. The 3 day training organised had the attendance of Alban Bagbin, speaker of the parliament, the majority leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu, the clerk to parliament who is of the person Cyril Kwabena Oteng Nsiah and some new MPs whose total number is yet unknown.
The MPs have no say of being oblivious to the consequences of their actions as the Speaker of Parliament from time to time urges them to adhere to all covid 19 protocols, get tested and stay in isolation if declared positive
Following this, the president Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo on January 31, 2021 declared on National television “until further notice, funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances and parties are banned”. He added “conferences and workshops can take place with all the appropriate protocols. However, I encourage the use of virtual platforms for such engagements.”