The Member of Parliament for Akim Oda, Alexander Akwasi Acquah, says the brandishing of weapons by some members of the National Democratic Congress in a viral video has the tendency to deter tourists from visiting Ghana.
Some NDC members were captured in viral videos wielding machetes and brandishing weapons around the office premises of the party’s flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, following a purported cleanup exercise on Thursday, 23 November 2023.
In his debate on the 2024 Budget, Alexander Akwasi Acquah questioned the Minority caucus on the motive behind the actions seen in the viral video.
“Expect our members on the other side to explain to Ghanaians how members of the party will go for a clean-up in their candidate’s house and be using machetes. What were they doing with those weapons? And there were people chanting, ‘show us your weapons, show us your weapons.'”
“Mr. Speaker, I think that these are some of the things that will deter tourists from coming to add up to Ghana’s GDP. We expect that by this time, you will explain what they were doing with those weapons,” he stated.