The Majority Leader in Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has apologised on behalf of his colleague Members of Parliament (MPs) for the fight in the House on Monday, December 20, 2021.
“This is a very shameful and embarrassing moment for us in Parliament. I think all of us in Parliament must be bowing down our heads in shame”, he said.
Choas erupted in the House during the consideration of the controversial Electronic Transaction Bill popularly known as E-Levy resulting in the exchange of blows.
Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said such an incident should not be allowed to happen again.
“The Parliament of Ghana has not witnessed such bestiality before. Do we want to inflict carnage in Parliament or do we desire the title honourable members”, he queried.
Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said the adjournment of the house would allow some cool heads to prevail.
That, he said, would also allow for further consultations among the Majority and the Minority, as well as other stakeholders.
Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, who is also the Leader of Government Business, said the budget had been passed and ,therefore, the erroneous impression that is being created that there was no budget was untrue.