Parliament is not a place for joking; Speaker laments over conduct of MPs, threatens to cause arrest of MPs

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has threatened to arrest any Member of Parliament who will misconduct himself in the House during proceedings.

According to him, the Parliament house is not a place for joking and he will be compelled to get the Marshal to get MPs arrested and sent out of the House.

“What is happening in this Parliament is completely unacceptable and I am not sure you have an appreciation of the temperature of the country neither am I sure you know the arduous nature of the responsibility that has been placed on your shoulders.

“You are all matured adults, what I am talking about (chatter when he is entering the chamber) is still happening,” Bagbin said at the beginning of proceedings on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

“Parliament is not a place for joking. It is a place for business, serious national business.

“This is a different type of Parliament. We must be prepared to change to accept the decision of the people and work together,” he said.