VIDEO: Read Why The MPs Exchanged Blows In Parliament House

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There was a disagreement between Members of Parliament MP in the House on the 20th of December 2021 amidst the voting of the proposed Electronic Transactions Levy E-Levy by the government of Ghana.

This happens when the Members of Parliament MP were allegedly voting in a headcount to decide whether the controversial infamous E-Levy should be accepted or not under the certificate of agency in the country.

On the other hand, the Minority Caucus amidst the process has tried to prevent the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu who was presiding over the House from leaving his seat to partake in the voting process by headcount.

These moves by the Minority Caucus have also ignited anger on the Majority members who similarly convey themselves to the speaker table to challenge the opposition National Democratic Congress NDC Members of Parliament MPs from preventing him to involve in the voting process.

The Minority MPs in defence of their rationale for preventing the Speaker from taking part in the voting process indicated that Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu cannot cast a vote while in the position of the Speaker of Parliament at that moment.

Meanwhile, the Majority Caucus has already held a press conference before the sitting stating the whereabouts of the Speaker, Alban Bagbin, was unknown.

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However, the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu will then have to lead the House in the absence of Alban Bagbin since the E-Levy bill is laid before Parliament.

Furthermore, the Minority members have challenged the Majority during the deliberation for them to place the bill under the certificate of urgency.

The NDC Members of Parliament calls for a headcount in the House despite the voice vote being taken in favour of the Majority by the First Deputy Speaker.

Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu on that note decided to vote as an MP at that moment which the Minority also insisted that he cannot vote because he is acting as the speaker at that moment.

In videos captured in the House, the MPs were seen throwing blows, with some falling to their feet.

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