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Ghana’s parliament shelves idea of 450-seat chamber

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The Acting Director of Public Affairs of Parliament, Mrs Kate Addo, in an interview with Accra based Neat FM, has disclosed that Parliament has dropped the idea to build a new 450-seater chamber.

The chamber which was estimated at $200m was proposed to be built but received a lot of negative reactions from the public.

Mrs Addo, when asked if the House was bent on going ahead with the project, said: “Before projects are completed, feasibility studies are done but you would realise that this new chamber is not something that is workable for now’.

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According to Mrs Addo, the decision by Parliament not to go ahead with the project now does not necessarily mean money has been wasted.

There was a social media campaign against the project and a demonstration was staged last Friday at the premises of Parliament.

 

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