A fight broke out between members of Ghana Parliament on Monday, Dec. 21, during voting on the controversial E-levy bill.
The MPs were taking votes on whether or not the E-levy should be adopted under a certificate of urgency.
According to local media, Joseph Osei-Owusu who was presiding stated that he was stepping down to vote and asked the Second Deputy Speaker to take over.
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The Minority had earlier contended that according to parliament’s standing orders, the Speaker of Parliament does not have a casting vote. However, Joseph Osei-Owusu indicated that he would still vote.
Just when he was about to step down for the Second Deputy to take over, the Minority took the stage.
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In the process, the Minority clashed with the Majority with members of both sides exchanging blows.