The Parliament of Ghana has gone on Christmas following yesterday’s brawl over the the passing of the e-levy thought the e-levy is yet to be passed into law.
Both the majority and minority in parliament were at a standoff over the passing of the e-levy into law and things escalated quickly during proceedings in parliament when first deputy speaker, Joe Osei Owusu who was acting in the stead of the speaker of parliament, Alban Bagbin, wanted to add his vote to the passing of the bill.
Minority on the other hand would not have anything of it as they were of stance and referencing the constitution and laws of parliament that anyone acting as the speaker of parliament loses his or her voting right
And speaking on the matter, majority leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu expressed his sadness and embarrassment over being the leader of a parliament that was reduced to a boxing ring in which members of parliament were reduced to street fighters. Parliament will adjourn on January 18, 2022 .