Majority Member of Parliament for Tarkwa -Nsuem, Hon George Mireku Duker yesterday caused panic on the floor of parliament with an explosive Gas Cylinder when the debate on the 2018 budget was intense.
The first timer MP who was making his contribution on the energy sub sector of the budget raised 15 kg cylinder to demonstrate what the New Patriotic Party, NPP intend to distribute to the less privilege in society.
According to the Tarkwa Nsuem lawmaker, Mireku Duker the cylinder was to buttress his point that the gas re-circulation model was in the right direction and would avert recurring gas explosions.
But the Minority kicked against it presence in the chamber, arguing that, the safety of legislators was under threat with the gas cylinder in their midst
Deputy Minority leader, James Klutse Avedzi, who drew the attention of the First Deputy Speaker , Hon Joseph Osei Owusu contended that the presence of the cylinder on the floor of parliament was a threat to them and should be taking out immediately
However, the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu disagreed, stating thatbthe MP brought in the cyclinder to stress a point and that it was not a threat.
Nonetheless, the First Deputy Speaker, ruled against the Majority and stated that it was indeed an offensive weapon and ordered the Marshall to remove the cylinder from the chamber.
The Speaker noted that the presence of the gas cylinder puts the lives of legislators at risk.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Felix Engsalige Nyaaba