- Soon after a temporal halt of the planned construction of the Parliamentary chamber, plans are ready to resurrect the project
- Parliament has introduced a campaign dubbed ‘It’s our Parliament #Letstalkmore’ to achieve the objective
- The decision comes after a demonstration planned for Sarturday, July 13, 2019, was called off after an official statement from Parliament
YEN.com.gh understands that the House of Parliament has initiated plans to campaign for the construction of the $200 million chamber.
The new development comes after it revealed plans of officially halting the project after intense pressure on social media as well as other platforms.
“Before projects are completed, feasibility studies are done but you would realise that this new chamber is not something that is workable for now,” the acting director of public affairs of Parliament, Kate Addo, stated.
The initiative is dubbed ‘It’s our Parliament #Letstalkmore’ and comes as news of an upcoming demonstration scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 13, 2019, surfaced online.
However, the organisers of the march, The 2 Million March, said the planned action has been halted because of Parliament’s decision to suspend the $200 million new Parliamentary enclave project.
Per a report by Starrfm.com.gh, the Parliamentary Service Board had already received the architectural model for the new chamber from famous Ghanaian architect, David Frank Adjaye, the same designer of the National Cathedral.
The 450-seater chamber, when completed, would have a chapel, mosque, restaurant, and a museum.
In another report, President Akufo-Addo has paid tribute to the late Professor John Evans Atta-Mills for calling for the establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area in 2011.
Interacting with Ghanaians in Paris, the capital of France, he added that the call for a common market place in Africa is an important one.
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