I drove around Parliament and the State House early morning on two different occasions, and nobody asked me anything. So one of the immediate decisions I will take when given the nod is to work with leadership to secure Parliament.” — Prosper Bani
Interior minister-designate Prosper Bani told Parliament’s Appointment Committee during his vetting Thursday he would raise the level of security around the House if given the opportunity to serve.
His comments come in the wake of Tuesday’s murder of J.B. Dankwah-Adu, MP for Abuakwa North.
The incident has caused many to question the level of security provided for Ghana’s legislators, and it’s provided an issue for politicians to get their soundbites recorded in the media.
The former Chief of Staff said he has observed that the level of security within the precinct of the lawmaking chamber is low, and if appointed he would immediately fix that. Unfortunately, none of those measures would have prevented Dankwah’s murder, which occurred at his home in East Legon.