It is not our responsibility to maintain peace and order in the Parliament — MPs brawl with police

The Ghana Police Service has explained why it did not go to Parliament to enforce the law during a scuffle between lawmakers on Monday night.

Some Ghanaians have criticized the Service for failing to appear in the House and call MPs to order during the brawl.

However, in a statement, it stated that such a responsibility was not within its purview.

According to the document, the Marshal of Parliament is the only person authorized to handle security issues pertaining to the House under the terms of the constitution.

Excerpts of the statement read:

“The legal position is that the Police have no authority to enter the Chamber of Parliament to undertake any law enforcement venture. Any such act will be in the contravention of the laws of the country.”

“We have however initiated steps to engage the clerk, Marshal, and leadership of Parliament to fashion out a more proactive way of supporting Parliament in this regard within the confines of the laws of the country.”


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