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General News of Friday, 6 August 2021


This is what Ghana’s former parliament house looked like in the 90s

Ghana's old parliament house as captured by J.K. Bruce Vanderpauye play videoGhana's old parliament house as captured by J.K. Bruce Vanderpauye

•Ghana's old parliament served its purpose before the new one

• A photo of the edifice was captured in the past by a young photographer

• Today, the photo still lives in the Deo Gratias studio at James Town

Captured in a black and white photograph, Ghana’s old parliament sat well decorated with the statue of Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in front of it.

The picture which was taken in the 90s by young photographer, J. K Bruce Vanderpauye now sits among priceless memorable photographs in Ghana’s oldest photo studio – Deo Gratias.

The studio located in Jamestown houses beautiful photographs of major events and personalities from the past.

The Old parliament house was used by the Legislative Assembly from 1951 when Nkrumah became leader of Government Business under the British Colonial rule. It subsequently was used by parliamentarians from Kwame Nkrumah’s era till 1981 when the Provincial National Defence Council (PNDC) ousted the government of the People’s National Party (PNP) under the leadership of the late Dr. Hilla Limann.

The photograph of the old parliament was one of many others captured during this week’s edition of People&Places on GhanaWeb TV with Wonder Ami Hagan.

Watch the video below:

Below is the full interview:

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