MPs suffocating in current chamber – K.T Hammond justifies need for new chamber

MPs suffocating in current chamber – K.T Hammond justifies need for new chamber

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Adansi Asokwa constituency in the Ashanti region, is still justifying the need for a new chamber in Parliament.

According to K.T Hammond, the argument that Ghana does not need a new chamber is moot.

The Adansi Asokwa MP bemoaned how the Legislature as an arm of government in a democratic dispensation, lacks resources as compared to the Executive and Judiciary.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, Monday, K.T. Hammond said MPs are suffocating in the current chamber.

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He cited how washrooms in Parliament were always taken over by visitors to the disadvantage of legislators.

“We spend so much on the Executive and Judiciary. We don’t have Parliament I’m telling you,” he fumed.

Hammond stressed that, if Ghana wants to practice democracy, it must be prepared to spend.

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Information gathered by YEN.com.gh have it that President Akufo-Addo has kicked against moves by parliament to use $200m for a new chamber.

According to a report seen by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaweb, the president says he is focused on more top priority projects for the country, hence his rejection of the proposal.

The president is reportedly bent on improving Ghana’s roads, the education and training sector, agriculture, water and housing, rural development, and many more, cited the report.

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