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PRESIDENT SAYS NO TO $200M CHAMBER FOR PARLIAMENT

Areport by the Statesman newspaper, the President of Ghana Akufo-Addo has cancelled the controversial $200M chamber deal for parliamentarians.

The cancellations came after series of criticism directed at the government and the MPs.

The parliamentarian wanted to build the new chamber which was  expected to cost US$200 million.

The MPs earlier on explained that, the present chamber in State House was not fit.

The statement reveling the cancellation of the new chamber says, “The President is intent on ensuring that the government focuses on its priority projects – roads, education and training, agriculture, rural development, water and housing,” said one top-level source. “The proposal for this building project hasn’t even come to cabinet for discussion, let alone been given cabinet approval.

It adds that, “The major announcements of business in the last two weeks will tell you where the focus of this government is.”

Meanwhile, both the majority and minority in Parliament have argued in favour of the new chamber .

Sited on the statesman newspaper online,

Sources inside Jubilee House tell the Daily Statesman that President Akufo-Addo is set against moves by Parliament’s leadership and other senior figures in the House to embark on building a new debating chamber for MPs.

Sources inside Jubilee House tell the Daily Statesman that President Akufo-Addo is set against moves by Parliament’s leadership and other senior figures in the House to embark on building a new debating chamber for MPs.

The proposed chamber, which parliamentary leaders hoped to build within three years, was expected to cost US$200 million. They argued that the present chamber in State House was not fit for purpose because it lacks adequate facilities and poses certain security risks.

However, credible sources from within the Presidency and close to senior ministers say President Akufo-Addo has clamped down on the project.

“The President is intent on ensuring that the government focuses on its priority projects – roads, education and training, agriculture, rural development, water and housing,” said one top-level source. “The proposal for this building project hasn’t even come to cabinet for discussion, let alone been given cabinet approval.

“The major announcements of business in the last two weeks will tell you where the focus of this government is.”

 

 

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