Members of Parliament did the unthinkable on Monday, March 25, 2019 when the House observed a minute silence for victims of the the tragic shooting in New Zealand but failed to do same for the over 60 passengers who died in two separate road accidents on Friday, March 22.
The legislators also paid tributes to victims of the natural disaster that hit three Southern African countries - Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
According to a Myjoyonline.com report, on the floor of Parliament Monday, March 25, New Patriotic Party MP for Offinso South Constituency, Ben Abdallah Banda, read a statement commiserating with the government of New Zealand.
The NPP MP said the murder of Muslims inside the Al Noor Mosque at Christchurch, New Zealand “sought to callously bereave 50 families and send about 15 countries whose nationals were victims, crying and wailing.
”Mr. Speaker, the Parliament of Ghana is united in grief with New Zealanders”, he said in a four-page statement that expressed fears “global peace appears to be on the brink of collapse”.
He also decried what he said was growing radicalisation, terrorism, extremism and xenophobia, traits associated with the suspect, Brenton Harrison Tarrant.
On his part, NDC North Tongu MP Okudzeto Ablakwa read a statement on the Southern African tragedy that has left at least 259 people in Zimbabwe, 56 in Malawi, and at least 417 in Mozambique dead.
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Addressing the House in his three-page statement, the North Tongu MP called the situation in these countries dire and urgent.
Mr. Ablakwa went ahead to suggest MPs donate to the those in distress in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
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