Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson is shocked at the speed with which security for MPs was approved recently in parliament.
At least 800 police officers will be deployed to enhance the security of Members of Parliament (MPs) in the coming years.
This is according to Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery.
Following the gruesome killing of the Mfantseman MP, Ekow Hayford in a robbery attack, the government has deployed 200 police officers to serve as guards to MPs till the end of the year.
The officers will operate under the Parliamentary Protection Unit.
Speaking to the media, Ambrose Dery indicated that the additional number of police personnel will provide security for MPs at their residence.
Actress Lydia Forson has told Ghanaians who will kill for politicians to be aware of the fact that they are selfish and will do anything to better their fortunes while the country suffers.
She stated that she is not against the provision of security personnel for parliamentarians but just amazed at the speed used.
The actress indicated that issues of national importance hardly get this attention and approved with speed.
“I’m not against MP’s getting protection, if it’s what they need. But I want you to note how quickly they find solutions when it’s in their best interest”, she said.