Interior Minister Designate to enhance Parliament’s security

Accra, Feb 12, GNA – Mr Prosper Bani, Minister Designate for Interior, has assured Members of Parliaments to enhance their protection on the precincts of the House, if he gets their nod.

The former Chief of Staff under President John Mahama’s Administration, appearing before the Appointments Committee on Thursday for vetting, expressed concern about the seemingly lax security in the radius of the House.

His comment follows calls by MPs for enhanced security following the killing of the Abuakwa North MP by unknown assailants.

‘I will tell you an observation; I drove around parliament and the State House early morning on two different occasions and nobody asked me anything.

‘So one of the immediate decision I will take when given the nod is to work with leadership to secure parliament,’ he added.

The Minister Designate is a specialist in International Peace-Building and Development and has worked for over 15 years with the United Nations holding various positions on both regional and international organizations across the world.

He led innovative processes in peace and development in Kosovo, Tajikistan, Senegal, Switzerland, South Africa and Afghanistan.

He did not agree that his removal from the position of Chief of Staff, and now being made to go to the Ministry of Interior was a demotion.

‘I stand here as an individual offering myself to serve and my service of Chief of Staff for two years was part of serving and so if the President deems it necessary for me to serve in another capacity I can’t say no.

‘One should be able to serve anywhere…and that is why I am not taking this appointment as a demotion,’ Mr. Bani said.

GNA


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