Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Defense and Interior, Seth Acheampong, who is also the Member of Parliament for Mpraeso Constituency, has revealed that the Interior Minister and the Inspector-General of the Police Ghana were already having discussions to provide protection to Members of Parliament before the gruesome murder of Mfansteman lawmaker Ekow Kwansah Hayford.
Mr Hayford was killed Friday dawn when some suspected armed robbers attacked his convoy on the Abeadze Dominase-Mankessim road in his constituency. He was returning from a campaign trip.
Speaking in an interview with Stephen Anti on Midday Live on TV3 Friday, October 9, Mr Acheampong said: “It is important that these people who do such dedicated work on behalf of the state need to be protected adequately.
“We have been discussing the same thing that Members of Parliament require some level of protection, reasons being that we are spending the tax payer’s money on these Members of Parliament.
“These 275 Members of Parliament out of Ghanaians are the reps of the entire constituencies in the country so it is important to ensure that we the individuals are protected adequately on behalf of the state.”
Towards the general elections on December 7, he appealed to police to put in place security measures to protect Ghanaians from such attacks.
“The general human protection is paramount on the agenda of this government and I know the [Ghana] Police Service already has plans laid out for the last quarter of 2020.”
He expressed his deepest condolences to the family of the late Ekow Kwansah Hayford.
By Kaziah Owusu Afram|3news.com|Ghana