Some MPs engaged in a brawl in Ghana’s parliament on Monday night over a disagreement during the vote on the government’s E-levy bill.
The scuffle ensued when MPs voted head-to-head to decide whether the E-levy bill should be accepted under an emergency certificate.
The minority had tried to prevent First Vice-President Joseph Osei Owusu, who presided over the House, from leaving his seat and participating in the voting process.
This infuriated the majority MPs, who met them at the president’s table to challenge the opposition NDC MPs.
According to the opposition, which rejects this tax which concerns all electronic transactions including mobile money transfers, this tax will affect the poorest people more.