ACCRA, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Some Ghanaian legislators on Friday called for enhanced security in the wake of the Westminster terror attack in the United Kingdom.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo Markin, said parliament as an organ of state required some level of protection, adding that the security of the House was as important as the security of the Judiciary and the Executive.
According to him, both the executive and judiciary were sufficiently provided with police officers as security but the same could not be said of the lawmakers.
"If you come to parliament, the situation is different and I think it is important that this is brought to the attention of the House considering what happened three days ago in the UK," he said on the floor of parliament in Accra.
The deputy minority leader of parliament, Sarah Adwoa Safo, shared the sentiments of her colleague and assured all MPs that the leadership of the House had instituted stern measures to tighten security.
"Leadership has taken note of those concerns and we will work together to ensure tighter security," she said.
Five people were killed and around 40 injured in Wednesday's London terrorist attack which British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as "sick and depraved."
Seven of the injured remained in critical condition, according to London police authorities.
This is not the first time the legislators are making such demands.
They called for improved security early last year following the murder of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, the MP for Abuakwa North, who was found in a pool of blood after his wife and domestic staff had called the police to report of unusual activity in his bedroom.
He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Police Hospital. Enditem