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Parliament has been criticized for observing a minute silence for victims of the shooting in New Zealand as well as citizens of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique who have died and have been displaced because of the cyclone, instead of the dozens who died in two separate accidents in their own country, Ghana, last Friday.

Social media was awash with various comments, many wondering why Parliament has not yet reacted to the tragic news or also observe a minute silence for the over 50 casualties.

Adding his voice to an interview on Citi Eyewitness news, Monday, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kumbungu constituency, Ras Mubarak who was not in the House at the time, said the public was right to be outraged.

“I found it rather strange that over 70 of our compatriots had perished sadly in Friday’s twin accident and the House of Parliament that represents the people of Ghana didn’t demonstrate any show of support to the victims of the accident. It is very disappointing and if the public is angered by it, it is rightly so. The unhappiness of the public is righteous indignation . . . we needed to rise to the occasion, but unfortunately we didn't live up to that,” he said.

He also bemoaned the fact that government is yet to react to the ghastly accident.

" . . It’s not just Parliament who did not live up to (the occasion), look at the response to the crises by the government; absolutely shambolic . . . the President didn’t find it necessary to pass by; what will it take for the President to fly from Accra to visit those in the hospital?" he asked.

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Source: Rebecca Addo Tetteh/Peacefmonline.com/[email protected]

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