- The Parliamentary Service Board says it has taken the decision to shelve plans to develop a new chamber block following massive objection by the Ghanaian populace
- The Board in a statement opined that after a review of the proposal to construct a new chamber for the House
- Well-meaning Ghanaians were not in support of the project, hence the decision to drop the idea
The legislature has finally dropped the idea and plan to build a new multi-purpose 450-capacity chamber block following public outrage and objection.
Parliamentarians in Ghana have come under the spotlight following a proposal to erect a new chamber.
But latest information available to YEN.com.gh indicates that the Parliamentary Service Board has yielded to the intense pressure from Ghanaians by removing the proposed plan from its agenda.
According to a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Kate Addo the development of a new chamber of parliament has been dropped for now but will be considered in future.
“The development of the Parliamentary enclave and a new Chamber block and offices shall however, remain an essential and integral part of the future plans of the Legislature, in a bid to provide a strong, accountable, responsive and transparent parliament to serve the purpose of Parliament,” the statement noted.
The multi-purpose 450 capacity chamber block was estimated to cost Ghana an amount in the region of $200 million.
The announcement of the projected sparked wild reactions from a section of Ghanaians, who say erecting a new chamber is unnecessary at this moment.
Meanwhile, a demonstration has also been scheduled for July 13, while the hashtag #DropThatChamber is already trending on social media.
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