The Legislature of the country being given security protection will save the country, Security Analyst Nana Owusu Sekyere has said.
It will go a long way to protect the country’s coffers and preserve ideas of the elected persons for their constituencies, he added.
Speaking on Enne Ghana with host Yaa Titi Okrah Yangy, Mr Sekyere said a pure analysis should be made to ascertain which will be better whether protecting them or being faced with such sad issues.
One should also ask if the country is in the capacity for such a delivery to our law making body.
“We should ask ourselves if we have the money to protect all MPs and then another decision should be taken on either protecting them or get ready to be faced and saddled with sad stories of MPs “losing their lives” at least opportunity.
According to him, the whole nation is drawn aback at such occurrences as the plans and means of governing the constituency by the affected may never be gained.
Also, the country will be indebted by the additional cost of organizing a new process of replacing the affected.
“If an MP is lost, his ideas for his constituency should be regarded as missing forever. The country will also have to spend additionally on campaign and organizing elections to elect a new member”.
Protecting them and doing it well will help no one but we as a country, he stated.
For the benefits of the doubt, an analysis should be done to check for the value for money and where it will be appropriate whether on protecting the legislatures or on replacing them.
It is therefore very important that we as a nation take a decision quickly to resolve this issue, he further advised.
Commenting on the two weeks given to the Privileges Committee to resolve on a decision as to how MPs will be protected he said, it is not in the wrong direction but the security personnels should be well trained for the job ahead as MPs have a complete different life from that of an ordinary person.
Mr Sekyere advised that, the assigned personnels should have the assessment qualities to be able to access the movement of people that interact with the MPs in their daily lives.
He added that the time frame might be less but aims could be achieved if the committee works very hard.
This comes on the back of the speaker of parliament RT Hon Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye charging the Privileges Committee to provide security for all members of parliament within two weeks.
Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Gifty Twum Ampofo made a statement on the floor of Parliament in memory of the late MP, Mr. Joseph Boakye Danquah. Hon. Ampofo said MPs do not enjoy any form of protection to reduce the fear or attempt of murder.
According to her, although it may be expensive to provide police protection for all 275 legislators, some security measures could be put in place to address the situation.
Meanwhile, the family of the deceased MP have said that, nothing is expected than justice served well as justice delayed is justice denied.
Source: Topfmonline.com/Maame Yaa Emefa Coffie