Watch: Ghana Ministers Fight in Parliament

Ghana Ministers and Members of Parliament fought in Parliament on Monday.

 

In  a video widely circulating on social media,  some leaders are seen throwing punches, ripping shirts and while some throwing kicks at each other.

 

The commotion led to the adjournment of the proceedings.

 

The disagreement was further sparked by the absence of the speaker, Mr. Alban Bagdin even as the house finance committee tabled the motion.

 

The speaker had delegated his deputy to take over the house proceeding following his absence on Monday afternoon.

 

The opposition members were irked when the deputy speaker stood to vote on the e-levy tax.

 

The bill was presented as an urgent proposal in the parliament, a request that didn’t go well with the opposition legislators.

 

Lawmakers from the two political divides harshly debated on the 1.75 percent e-levy on all mobile, a bill that was proposed last month.

 

The opposition members of parliament said the proposed levy will affect people of lower-income who extensively rely on mobile transactions for their daily lives.

 

Watch the video above for more information