Deputy Defence Minister, Maj. Derrick Oduro has slammed the media and accused them of inciting the public against parliamentarians and public officials.
Maj. Oduro was speaking to the media on the back of a decision by the Ministry of Interior to provide Members of Parliament with personal bodyguards.
He has defended the Ministry's decision and says the media is shedding 'crocodile tears' over the death of Mfantseman MP Ekow Hayford Quansah.
Maj Oduro says the media has played a major role in making MPs one of the most hated people in Ghana and is about time they desist from such acts.
The Minister for Interior Ambrose Dery has announced that all Members of Parliament will be given personal bodyguards to protect them.
He also announced that henceforth some 200 police personnel will be deployed to Parliament to protect individual MPs.
Ambrose Dery speaking to the media after the meeting said plans are in place to improve security.
This was as a result of the killing of Mfantseman MP Ekow Quansah Hayford.
The lawmaker was shot and killed instantly on a road last week, with the initial reports linking the shocking death to a possible robbery case and his death has generated a lot of talks.