President Mahama Commissions JOB 600 Building For MPs

President Mahama Commissions JOB 600 Building For MPs

President Mahama Commissions JOB 600 Building For MPs

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday commissioned the Job 600 building to serve as offices for Members of Parliament.

President John Dramani Mahama has commissioned the JOB 600 multi purpose office complex for official use by Members of Parliament.

The post-independence structure, which is just behind the Parliament House, was commissioned by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana, in 1965.

It was constructed to serve as the venue for the 1965 meeting of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) at an estimated cost of more than £4 million.

President Mahama Commissions JOB 600 Building For MPs

Speaker of Parliament, Edward Korbly Doe Adjaho

The building which was left to deteriorate for years due to Ghana’s poor maintenance culture was renovated with sponsorship from Fidelity, Cal and Standard Chartered banks.

Speaking at the opening of the building, Minority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu asked for the edifice to be named after a legend legislature.He suggested the building be named after the first speaker of Ghana's fourth parliament, Justice D. F. Annan, to honour the contribution he made towards the development of parliamentary affairs and democracy in Ghana.

President Mahama Commissions JOB 600 Building For MPs

President Mahama in a hand shake with majority leader, Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin

He also proposed that one of the two new blocks that were built behind the main Job 600 structure be named after Peter Ala Adjetey, who succeeded Justice Annan.

The Job 600 complex has thirteen floors with 252 offices.

 

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