Hon. David Tetteh Asuming, Member of Parliament (MP) for Shai Osudoku on Friday February 18, had cause to complain on the floor of the House about indecent dressing, especially [by] some women Parliamentarians.
Hon Asuming said he had to draw the attention of the Speaker of Parliament, Madam Joyce Bamford Addo, to the issue since these women are role models to the nation and it will not auger well if the youth emulate them by also wearing clothes that expose parts of their bodies.
Speaking on Citi FM’s Eye Witness News, Hon. Tetteh Asuming said: “to me I think it’s unfortunate and I need to come out now and say it because as law makers many people [study us]. School children come to learn the procedure in parliament and also learn the way we dress and I think what I said is in the right direction.”
According to him, when some female parliamentarians lean towards the microphone to speak, they expose their cleavage. He, however, emphasized that it was some and not all the women in parliament who dress that way…/…
Rt. Hon. Justice Joyce Bamford Addo [stated]:
I think we will look at the code of ethics.
I think the consensus is that we dress well.
We are differently made. Men have arms they show off and
women also may have things they show off so let’s rest it here.